Well now that I have my newly repaired receiver back, I'm once again going down the path of getting the TV HDMI Arc (Panasonic st60) to play sound through to my receiver.
Here is now I currently have it connected:
- HDMI cable connected to the HDMI 2 (arc) and to the HDMI Out on the Pioneer receiver.
- On the receiver menu I turned on the ARC feature.
- I have my cable box connected to the SAT/CBL HDMI In on the receiver.
The video from the cable box goes through the receiver to the tv and the sound is played through the speakers from the reciever. All good with that, pretty simple.
I've went to the TV apps, then to the viera link, but it returns a message "Feature not available".
When I go to the TV apps screen and play something from the TV, there is no sound sent to the receiver. The thing that really kind of got me thinking I have something setup wrong is that if I'm watching the cable box with the sound coming through the receiver and I go to the apps, then pick something to play from the tv. The sound is still playing from the cable box, but the tv is playing the Netflix movie.
Further to that, if I goto the setup screen on the tv and then to Viera Link Settings, and turn that feature on. If I then turn on the "unselected device auto off", the receiver suddenly turns off. So, the tv thinks there is no active HDMI device connected to HDMI 2, even though I have an active cable box and digital feed playing through that input.
If I use an optical cable and run that from the tv to the receiver instead, how do I switch the receiver to use that feed instead? That's a last resort to me because the HDMI cable connection should work.
Any help would be great.