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I have a receiver and tv, both are arc compliant.
I run a cable from the receiver HDMI1 out to the TV HDMI1 in.
I have a few input component connected to my receiver. (BD player, cable box, HTPC).

How does ARC work if I want to watch e.g. YouTube on my TV but get the sound through my receiver.

Here are some questions:
1. What do I set my receivers input to?
2. Do I have to do anything on my TV?
3. If I don't change the receiver input from let's say cable box, will I
hear both?
4. Has anybody done this before?

Sorry, these are a lot of questions, but I just have no idea how that should work. I have all the correct cables and devices, but no idea how to make this work.
Receiver = Yamaha RX-V871
TV = LG55LW5600

Thanks for your help.

Adolf
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I have a receiver and tv, both are arc compliant.
I run a cable from the receiver HDMI1 out to the TV HDMI1 in.
I have a few input component connected to my receiver. (BD player, cable box, HTPC).

How does ARC work if I want to watch e.g. YouTube on my TV but get the sound through my receiver.

Here are some questions:
1. What do I set my receivers input to?
2. Do I have to do anything on my TV?
3. If I don't change the receiver input from let's say cable box, will I
hear both?
4. Has anybody done this before?

Sorry, these are a lot of questions, but I just have no idea how that should work. I have all the correct cables and devices, but no idea how to make this work.
Receiver = Yamaha RX-V871
TV = LG55LW5600

Thanks for your help.

Adolf

First go to page 99 of the Yamaha manual and follow the instructions to enable ARC. As you know both the TV and receiver are ARC capable. The TV however only has an ARC cabability on the HDMI 1 port, so the receiver must be plugged into TV HDMI port #1. Under the TV's 'audio settings' menu, you must enable ARC. So both the receiver and the TV have to have ARC enable for the function to work.

Once you fully enable ARC you will only hear the audio output from the TV. You can test this by having the TV tune-in an over-the-air channel and you should be able to hear that channel with the receiver even though it is being received by the TV (rather than an external set top box).

I have seen many appends by people who have used ARC. It just takes a little practice in finding the menu items.
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Thanks, I will give that a try!
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ARC is from the TV to the AVR to allow you to hear the TV tuner(s) via the AVR - ARC is not bi-directional (though that doesn't stop you sending audio to the TV via the ARC HDMI connector - see below)

Some ARC enabled TV's will also allow you to send audio from External' Sources connected to the TV via HDMI to the ARC enabled AVR - though you may be limited to passing Stereo' audio only.

You don't require ARC to allow you to 'hear' Sources connected to the AVR via the TV Speakers - any HDMI connection will allow that - though you may then need to 'limit' your Sources to Video + 2.0 'Stereo' audio via HDMI plus set the AVR to 'forward' audio to the TV via HDMI.

Different ARC enabled TV and ARC Enabled AVR combinations will allow different options

http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/arc.aspx

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