Originally Posted by PTV Programmer
No, and it really pisses me off. I'm coming from a Vizio 4K TV and it worked perfectly and seamlessly with ARC. I'm going to call Samsung technical support today and demand an answer. If I discover anything by tinkering around with settings or from Samsung I'll report back.
Well some success. I followed the advice by steveting99
as below and it worked. Well ARC worked. Have set it up so my TV turns my Amp on and off which works for me as the TV is the only sound source as all devices connect into the mini one hub for the TV.
However................audio is digital but only stereo, whatever source is viewed including 5.1 programs on Netflix. I believed that this model range supported 5.1 pass through, otherwise it kind of defeats the mini one hub and I would need to go back to connecting all sources into the amp.........aahhrrgghh.
Quote from the solution that fixed ARC for me.
The only complaint I have is ARC implementation, which is a little wonky. Scroll up to post 783, and start reading down from there. Note that one participant said (The *** Official Marantz NR1604 *** Owners Thread) that this year's model fixed that. So consider getting the 1605 instead of 1504.
Try the following steps if you want to implement HDMI Control on in the AVR menu and for ARC on the TV. You need to do things in the following order.
1) Turn on AVR then TV;
2) Turn on HDMI Control in AVR;
3) Turn on Samsung ARC/CEC function in TV;
4) Turn off TV and AVR; and
5) Turn on AVR first then TV.
Report back what you find, but you may have to choose audio system as sound output in TV menu. ARC is temperamental and needs everything turned on in the correct order.
If ARC/CEC goes wonky, just turn everything off. Unplug the Marantz from the power outlet for about 10 minutes+ and then power everything back up in order. Might have to implement the above steps again.