Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
<TV Audio> is the audio source on the AVR which is used for receiving the HDMI(ARC) audio from the TV when using the TV's smart apps. When HDMI-CEC is enabled on the TV and the AVR, the AVR will switch to <TV Audio> shortly after being powered on. As this is not your use case, simply disable HDMI-CEC on the TV or the AVR.
I want ARC for audio as that allowed me to avoid using the AVR remote, and only use the TV remote to switch between
a)TV-HDMI (from the AVR)
b)content sourced from the (smart)TV itself (ie. Amazon Prime, etc).
So I could be watching content from the DVR.. and then via the TV remote, switch to Amazon Prime, and the audio would seamlessly switch over. If "TV audio" is "hidden" then I see Prime Video but hear DVR audio. (ie. "TV audio" appears to be required unhidden for ARC)
But, I can only (auto) switch one direction now... from DVR->TV content (when I start from DVR, and start playing Prime video, the audio switches right over)... but when I stop the TV-content, the AVR stays stuck on "TV audio" as the source, and b/c I have the video passing thru the AVR to the TV, I no longer see any video on the TV unless I manually press CBL/SAT on the AVR remote to "fix" the video source.
I'm beginning to think it wasn't the DVR firmware update, as I'm having a hard time thinking of how it would break the transition back from smartTV content to DVR content.
But I'm at a loss to think what else changed.
I guess the other way to say it, is that when "TV audio" is the source, the AVR is not passing any video to the TV? why would that ever make sense??? ie. ARC is over HDMI.. do they expect to have an HDMI cable in place which ISN'T carrying video in the opposite direction of the returned audio?? It is obvious the DVR content is being sent to the TV, as the audio is being played back via ARC.. but the TV shows no video.