Issues with Samsung TV ARC controls
So I’ve got an issue I’ve been facing for a while, and frankly, I’ve been too lazy to address it, but I’m pulling my stereo cabinet away from the wall tomorrow to re-wire, so now’s the best chance to fix this.
I own a Denon AVR-2112ci, and a Samsung UN60JU7100 TV. They are connected via HDMI from the “HDMI In 4 (ARC)” input on the TV’s “One Connect Mini” box to the “Monitor Out” output on the Receiver.
The Receiver is from 2012, TV is from 2015. Receiver supports HDMI 1.4a, not sure if firmware updates have changed that since.
My issue is that when using the system combined, I’m able to control volume via the TV remote. This is helpful when launching Netflix from the SmartHub or using one of the attached HDMI devices that connect to the “One Connect Mini” box, as it lets me use a single remote to control things.
The problem is, the devices that get the most usage run through the receiver: FiOS and Xbox. When turning on the TV to watch cable TV, it continually flips the input on the receiver back to TV, despite me being on the one marked “Xbox” or “Cable”.
I’m open to ditching ARC if others have found this situation untenable, but I frankly just want to be able to watch TV without the input flipping back and forth on me. I do like the fact that everything is talking somewhat, but it’s gotten very, very old to have the TV be going, and 45 seconds later it cuts to black because I’m not running anything off the TV’s input.
Thoughts/Suggestions? Thanks in advance.