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Old 05-16-2015, 01:38 PM
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Using ARC or optical for 4k tv

Hi guys--I have an sr5006, which sounds great and is dialed in for my directv box, Apple TV, ps4 and Denon bluray player. My LG plasma just died, and I want to get a vizio 4k TV. I understand that the sr5006 does not pass 4k, so I want to be able to use the tv's Amazon, Netflix etc apps to get 4k programming. Right now, I have all inputs going into the marantz, and a single hdmi cable going to the dumb lg TV. It's all controlled by a harmony one (though the marantz is pretty finicky). The vizio are arc compatible as is the marantz from what I can see, though the crc seems to be fussy.

So: can anyone help me out with what I need to do to get sound from my tv when I use the built in apps? Now, Apple TV and ps4 handle those apps. I don't want to plug all inputs to the TV because what a nightmare and I will lose the lossless audio from my bluray.

Thanks for any help and especially specificity!
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HDMI(ARC) can be more trouble than it's worth. Instead just connect an optical cable from the TV to the AVR and you'll be good to go.

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HDMI(ARC) can be more trouble than it's worth. Instead just connect an optical cable from the TV to the AVR and you'll be good to go.
JD, thanks. Then, I just set the harmony to look for optical in for activity like Netflix etc, right?
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JD, thanks. Then, I just set the harmony to look for optical in for activity like Netflix etc, right?
Yes, that is correct. Any TV smart app audio would pass from the optical out to the AVR. You'll likely also have to change the TV's audio to either "external speakers" or "home theater."

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Yes, that is correct. Any TV smart app audio would pass from the optical out to the AVR. You'll likely also have to change the TV's audio to either "external speakers" or "home theater."
Pulled the trigger on a Sony Xbr-65x-850b. I was told it will output DD 5.1 for the apps like Netflix. I'll use my marantz for lossless audio from bluray. Thanks for your help.
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As a follow up, I ran an optical cable from the Sony to the optical input, set up the input as TV, which now shows on the porthole as an option. I set up a harmony activity and it works great, except navigation is sluggish in the Sony. Waiting to hear from Logitech

Thanks for all the advice.
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