Originally Posted by zoetmb
ARC doesn't work on all outputs (if there's more than one) and it generally only works on the TV input. For example, on my Pioneer receiver, there's an HDMI cable between the main output and the ARC input of the TV. When the receiver is turned to TV, it picks up the audio from the TV through that same output cable.
HDMI control is separate from ARC and there are settings on both the TV and the receiver to turn it on. I suspect you have them turned off. You will also have to experiment with which devices should have it on and which devices you want it off because sometimes you can get stuck in a loop that you don't want. For example, I want the TV to turn on the receiver, but if I shut off the receiver, I don't want it to turn off the TV because that means I intend to watch the TV with just the TV speakers, which I sometimes do late at night. I would first turn it on on the TV and see what happens. If that doesn't trigger the receiver, then turn on HDMI control on the receiver as well.
Thanks, got all that. Everything's the same as when it was working before the repair to my knowledge. As one person posted, there's some handshake that's being missed and some order has to be followed for it to work. I am up on the settings. The biggest thing I used it for when it worked was with twin view. On one window, I used the arc input to my receiver which selected a TiVo, the second window had as its input the component video which was connected to a TiVo mini. You have to use a hdmi and an analog as the 2 inputs used.
ARC on my receiver works nice. When it senses arc coming in, it automatically overrides the audio input and plays it. So if the hdmi window was selected it played as normal, if I selected the component video window, arc is triggered and the receiver would play it. Very nice seemless action to select which window I wanted to hear. Vs muting the receiver and hearing the tv speakers. That's how it was working and now it won't.
CEC is workng, if everything's is off and I power up my Oppo bluray, the receiver turns on, switches its input, then the tv turns on. So it's only Arc failing since the Sony either isn't triggering the arc or it's not seeing a handshake.
There is no arc setting at all in the tv. Only hdmi control.