Originally Posted by zordon
Hi I'm getting very confused on how to set up ARC return or what to expect.
My understanding is
Sky connected to AV receiver.
AV receiver connected to TV.
Whatever is displayed on TV (I.E smart Tv) will be heard on AV reciever.
My set up is as follows.
Sky connected via HDMI to Av Receiver HDMI2.
HDMI out connected to TV.
TV and AV reciever set to ARC.
Reciever HDMI Control on.
Odd thing is is that the HDMI menu has a TV audio input setting and i can select AV1 etc.
I was under the impression that i only need to connect a HDMI lead to the TV, is this not the case?
I find it a bit hit and miss in that i can get audio on the receiver but not from the tv. Or i can play with the settings and get the audio from the TV smart functions but not from the sky.
Can someone advise what connections should i have set up on this receiver to get this working correctly?
At one point i switch on the TV via the TV remote. The receiver comes on ok as does sky and tv and there is sound. A few seconds later the AV receiver clicks and displays AV4 and the sound cuts off. I have to press HDMI 2 to get sound back.
Your initial setup was correct. Setting your TV to AV1 is purely a software setting, you dont actually have to to connect cables from your tv to AV1. Just the HDMI on the ARC channel between your tv and receiver will allow you to have sound from both sources. Just have to make sure HDMI controls are set to on via both the AVR and Tv.
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