Originally Posted by chains007
thanks for the reply. What happens to the HDMI audio that is already coming from my cable box for that input? I just want audio from the optical cable for Smart Hub apps - but audio from the cable box for watching TV. Is that possible?
I just ran into this issue as well as the Samsung's anynet and ARC functionality doesn't work well with my Denon AVR (2311ci). Here's where I ended up with my set up. Bottom line is that my audio for Smart Hub apps goes optically to the TV source on my AVR and my Fios signal goes to my SAT/CBL source on my AVR. I need to physically change the source on the AVR when switching between the two.
The issue cropped up when I replaced a Sony tv with the 7150. Anynet seems to be tied to ARC functionality and Anynet was forcing a source switch to TV on the Denon 10 seconds after powering up. I didn't experience this issue with the Sony tv
My solution after playing around with various ideas and connections is to abandon Anynet and ARC altogether. I have FIOS and currently use that to watch content 95% of the time.
- I have my Fios remote programmed to turn on the Fios box, Denon and Samsung with one button press.
- I have my Fios remote set to always and only control the Denon volume. All audio regardless of the source will run through my Denon
- On the Samsung Anynet is turned OFF
- On the Samsung Sound is set to External Speaker
- On the Denon HDMI Control is set to OFF
- On the Denon TV Source is set to Opt 1
My set up is this...
Fios <== HDMI===>Denon
Blu Ray <==HDMI==> Denon
Wii <==RCA==> Denon
Denon <==HDMI==> Samsung (one HDMI out caries all 3 video signals to Samsung... FIOS, Blu Ray and Wii)
Samsung <==optical audio==> Denon (replaces ARC functionality to get sound to Denon from anything streamed from TV)
I lose the automatic functionality of Anynet (CEC) and ARC but I am not annoyed by having the source switched every time I power up. Yes I need to do extra work to play a Blu Ray or Wii by having to change the Denon source myself but all video is HDMI through Denon to Samsung and I just have the one extra optical for audio back from Samsung to Denon for Streaming (or when I have a PC or camcorder connected to the TV). And the biggest thing for my family is they only need to use one remote, the Fios remote, to turn everything on and watch TV with one button press.
For me this is the best I can do right now as the automatic source switching would not fly with my family. Hopefully Samsung with add flexibility into a future firmware release to make Anynet more configurable.