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Old 02-10-2013, 08:17 AM - Thread Starter
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I recently purchased one of these receivers and have the following problem.

Despite setting all the menus as the instructions say I do not receive any audio over the Audio Return Channel. The receiver recognizes that it is receiving the ARC signal, the TV recognizes that the receiver has been turned on and disconnects the internal TV speakers, however i still get no audio.

I have read that any HDMI cable is capable of supporting ARC and i don't want to waste money upgrading cable if this isn't necessary.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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ARC does not require a special cable. It must be supported by the inputs on both devices and CEC must be enabled on both. ARC can be flaky. If you can't get it working, why not try an optical cable?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Maybe optical may be better option.

My Sony Bravia definitely supports it and it is turned on, but it just doesn't work, was trying to prevent having to use optical as my ps3 and blu-ray player are already using the optical ports on my amp.
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A final step once HDMI-CEC is enabled on both the TV and the AVR is to turn both devices off, then power on the TV, pause, and power on the AVR.

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Have tried powering off and on.....and in the order as described, but still nothing. Even done the latest firmware update (which can only be done via usb stick).

I emailed Onkyo European support on 6th of Feb, but as yet no response.
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Have tried powering off and on.....and in the order as described, but still nothing. Even done the latest firmware update (which can only be done via usb stick).

I emailed Onkyo European support on 6th of Feb, but as yet no response.

If you don't turn on the RIHD it will not work
Go to setup scroll down to Hardware setup choose HDMI then HDMI control(RIHD) turn it on
then it will work

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TX-NR616 ARC and Dual monitor issues

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I recently purchased one of these receivers and have the following problem.<br><br>
Despite setting all the menus as the instructions say I do not receive any audio over the Audio Return Channel. The receiver recognizes that it is receiving the ARC signal, the TV recognizes that the receiver has been turned on and disconnects the internal TV speakers, however i still get no audio.<br><br>
I have read that any HDMI cable is capable of supporting ARC and i don't want to waste money upgrading cable if this isn't necessary.<br><br>
Does anyone have any ideas?
I had the same problem, I only got ARC to work maybe 1 out of 15 attemps. In addition, there were issues with the dual monitors working together. In Dec 2014, Onkyo came out with another Firmware update. After installing this, it took care of both problems.
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I had the same problem, I only got ARC to work maybe 1 out of 15 attemps. In addition, there were issues with the dual monitors working together. In Dec 2014, Onkyo came out with another Firmware update. After installing this, it took care of both problems.
Which firmware were you on before? I believe the latest firmware only adds support for Spotify Connect so if you were up-to-date on firmware prior to installing the latest it should not have had an effect on ARC. If anyone knows if there was more to the latest firmware update, please share...
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