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ARC - who uses it?
Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:31 AM
The reason I am considering this is that my newish Panasonic TV has Netflix, but when content is brought into the TV via internet, it bypasses the AV receiver. I've yet to hook up an optical/digital coax to my TV audio out. If I had an AVR that had ARC, I wouldn't need any more cabling or switching of AVR inputs.
Just wondering if anyone is using it and the sucess they have with it.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:06 AM
Whether the SPDIF output gives equally good audio as an HDMI ARC connector, I don't know.
Edited by Cholly, 04 February 2011 - 12:36 PM.
added qualifying info
Family Room: Sony KDFE-55A20 55" LCD RPTV; Yamaha RX-V663 AVR. Paradigm speakers - Focus fronts, CC170 center, PDR-8 subwoofer, Atom surrounds, ADP rear center; TiVoRoamio Plus, LG BH200 HD DVD/Blu-ray player via HDMI to AVR
Bedroom: Vizio 42" 3D TV, Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR, Panasonic 3D DVD player, Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, Roku 2 XD, TiVo Premiere, Insignia HD radio tuner, Toshiba HD DVD player
Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:34 AM
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:34 AM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:41 AM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:19 PM
ARC can be tricky to setup however. It requires HDMI Control, generically called CEC, to be enabled for both the TV and receiver. But every manufacturer has their own version of CEC, with different names, and they don't always play together nicely. When it does work, one remote can control the devices on the HDMI CEC network, basically turning them on and off as needed. But if you have a universal remote, like a Harmony, this is not wanted behavior, and you need to go deeper into the settings to turn off just the power functions of CEC.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:12 PM
New toys are always good. I get one every chance I have.
Thanks all. It's probably way cheaper just to hook up the optical out to the receiver rather than but a whole new receiver (maybe I just wanted a new toy...).