Originally Posted by TheCoach
- Yamaha receiver, Sony Bravia TV, Oppo DVD player, TiVo Premier and an Apple Airport Extreme ...
- Watch TV via HDMI2 on the receiver ... HDMI1 is DVD ... stream Spotify from laptop via AV1.
I am hooked on the West Wing these days and instead of watching it on my laptop via Amazon Prime I realized I could access via the app on the Sony Bravia.
Login via the app, and when the built-in player begins the receiver kicks over to AV1
Makes perfect sense, and no amount of calls to Sony are going to fix this. Amir nailed it. To repeat his sage words:
"When you play the content via the TV app, the sound will now be coming out of the TV."
Possumgirl put a bow on it when she said:
"ARC requires both the TV and AVR to support it. If by chance one or both of your devices doesn't have ARC, you'll need to connect digital from the TV to the assigned digital input on the AVR"
.Without model numbers or telepathy, we'll never know whether the AVR or the TV or both or neither support ARC. Yamaha and Sony Bravia covers maybe over 100 pieces of equipment with various capabilities. Most don't support the latest-greatest like ARC.
If the TV and receiver support ARC you also need a HDMI cable that supports it, because not all cables do.
Our best guess is that nothing supports ARC. so, if you want the sound to come out of the Yamaha receiver from a web program running on the TV, it needs some kind of an audio output from the TV. If I read your comments correctly, there is no such thing. Checkmate!
So, what are your options for adding a connection from a sound output on the TV back to your AVR?
If you had provided more info I could read the manuals for you, but what would be in it for me or you
if I did that? It is your stuff. BTW if you tossed the manuals, they are most likely on the web.
If I switch the receiver off of AV1 I lose the video on the TV and the app seems to reset.
I don't know why changing anything on the the receiver would affect the TV, but perhaps the TV has some kind of input sensing.