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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland
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I feel your pain. Digital technology is just not wired in my DNA. I feel like I've been left behind while I try to absorb things. On the positive side, it sure is rewarding when things start coming together. I just watched "No Escape" with Owen Wilson and Lake Bell...an intense movie with lots of LFE along with a great sound track. I can't imagine watching something like that without the surround sound turned on!
Help is always on the way!
As for the ARC, I have my sources connected HDMI to the receiver, and out of the receiver to the ARC input on the TV. If I'm using the apps on the TV I appreciate the ARC. I haven't had any problems with it yet. I hear a lot of people saying that they don't use it due to issues. I would continue with one HDMI as you mentioned unless you start having issues with it.
I have similar questions and confusion. For example: My DVD player, receiver, and TV all have video adjustments. I have a "Direct or Processing" setting in the receivers menu. It stays on "Direct" until I can comprehend what is happening in the chain of equipment that is connected...
BTW, nice job on the built in! It looks very nice. Does that cool fireplace put out a lot of heat? So close to the TV.
Espo77's living room equipment: RECEIVER: Yamaha RX-A3030- SPEAKERS: Boston Acoustics M350, M25 center, surrounds, and front heights-
BLU-RAY: Oppo BDP103D- SUBWOOFER: HSU VTF-15H MK2- dedicated circuits for A/V- TV: Vizio P55C-1
Auralex Acoustics LENRD - Auralex Acoustics Roominator