I bought the 80.3 when it was first released because of my having owned, and loved, the 80.2.
I'm having a problem using the Audio Return Channel (ARC) after having successfully used it to stream the audio for Pacific Rim from VUDU.
I first posted the information below in the Vizio P65 thread but I suspect that the problem may be with the 80.3 and not the Vizio. Here it is:
"Hoping I can get some advice on an issue possibly involving the use of ARC with the P65. Since I purchased the panel a couple of months ago, I have been really enjoying disc play from the Samsung UHD player, an OPPO 103, and cable thru the X1 platform.
It was only recently that I started using the P65 to cast from an app (VUDU), which necessitated an upgrade to a new router and a wired Ethernet connection directly to the P65.
All hdmi cables were upgraded with blue jeans 4K "certified" cables, none longer than 7 feet.
I set up, for the first time, my Integra 80.3 pre/pro so that I could use ARC for audio.
With some assistance from VUDU, I was able to cast Pacific Rim in UHD for video and Dolby 5.1+ for audio (I wasn't able to get the "Atmos" audio because I don't have an Atmos setup but was hoping to get Dolby True HD like you do with a disc?). The video looked beautiful and the 5.1+ audio track surprised me because it was very close in impact and power in the bass to the bass I get from the blu-ray disc I have.
I also have the most recent firmware update for the panel.
Now when I attempt to cast, I cannot get any audio, whether it be from VUDU, Crackle, or You Tube. I studied the Integra manual very carefully and tried a multitude of different settings to get ARC to work, but it does not.
I am aware that some owners have reported issues with ARC since the last firmware update, but is anyone else getting NO audio at all? I re-studied the posts on the first page regarding the use of ARC and nothing has helped. Any idea if this is a Vizio issue, Integra issue or something else?
Really would VERY much appreciate any help or suggestions."
If anyone knows who the "ARC expert" is for the 80.3, I would be happy to PM them.
Subs: 10 x 18" LMS Ultra 5400 in 5 Funk Audio sealed custom cabinets; 5 x Sanway FP14000 amps.
Speakers: Definitive Technology BP7000SC Front; BPVX/P surrounds
Pre/Pro: Marantz 7703; Disc Player: OPPO UDP-203.
Front Amp: Emotiva XPA 2 Gen 2; Surround Amp: XPA 7.
Display: Vizio P65-C1