Originally Posted by Phase700B None of the 2010 LG TVs in the LD series support ARC.
So if you want audio form the TV. Toslinkor the headphone jack
are the only two options. That said, you can do what many owners do and that is connect the HMDI from your inout devices tho the AVR forst, and then via HDMI to one ot the TV HDMI inputs.
I guess I am not sure what you are trying to do. Try turning ARC Off, connect a blu-ray or DVD player to the AVR and the AVR HDMI output to the TV.
Hey, thanks for the reply. After it not working and not finding it in the manual that's what I was (assuming is that it doesn't support it); however the fact that the Simplink has a setting for internal TV speakers or HT System gave me a tiny bit of pause to think it just might have it. Otherwise it's kind of a pointless setting as the owner can simply mute or turn down the sound of the TV to zero that gives the customer more controll options. So the customer always has the option to use TV speakers, I mean ? why would you want to limit the option with no gain or upside, which is what that appears to be --> just shuts off TV speaker output. And there is also that option to turn off the internal speakers in the audio menu.Yeah, that's how I have things set up, Blu-ray, Xbox, PS3 are all connected to HDMI ports on the Sony HTIB and the sound comes from the Sony HTIB, unless I have the HTIB off & active passthrough ON if just want to use the TV speakers (but that's getting more and more rare). What I wanted to use A.R.C. for was when I use O.T.A. TV/ATSC Antenna to send that audio from the TV to the Sony HTIB.
As I mentioned I do already have it connected [TV output optical to HTIB via Optical Digital cable input]. TV via Optical to HTIB is an improvement over the smushed / compressed sound of the TV's speakers (which aren't bad just not as good as a decent HTIB obviously). It's especially noticiable at night when the big networks are broadcasting in DD / 5.1 on most programs.The main issue is when streaming sound from the TV (optical out) via the LG's Netflix app to the Sony HTIB, it's not sending true 5.1 sound via the Optical to the HTIB.
Ultimately I can use the Prologic settings to mimic & get a fairly O.K. sound but it's not as good as going HDMI with one of the other devices. Not a big deal. I don't pay for Xbox Live anymore and my PS3 has an older firmware for Jailbreaking so I can't use Netflix w/ either of them. I did just get a Sony BDP-s370 w/ Netflix on clearence that will send the Netflix audio via HDMI in OOPS 2.0 (NOT 5.1) but the interface (ff,rwd, skipping is awful). Especially compared to the LG's Netflix app.
LOL I was
reaching for the Sun (LG Netflix + ARC) and just grabbed a few drops of rain from a cloud. I'll either get used to the Sony's app for it or not focus so much on the sound if I'm using the LG app / sound via optical out to the receiver.I didn't consider the LG's headphones really at all. When I first got the TV and was testing all the features out I was really disappointed in the head phone set up. We have an Dec 2006 Philips plasma ambilight (love everything but the power consumption) and it's headphone design is wonderful. It's completely seperate from the TV Speaker audio. So having headphones plugged in doesn't disconnect the TV's internal speakers (like my LG does), and what's more the Phillips has an independent Headphone volume control that outputs quite a bit of power and doesn't distort until it's too loud for me to listen unlike the my LG. And with the LG the volume is the same control and it's very underpowered, I usually have to crank it up to 50 - 70 --> where as normal TV movie viewing with the TV speakers I'm down in the 15-35 range. Nothing like being tired and forgetting all that only to pull out the headphones @ 2AM and have sound come blarring out of TV speakers it 50+ volume!
Plus, that would only be stereo 2 ch sound I believe, so I'll be content/good using the optical still. It's better than just TV speakers by quite a bit.
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
Turn the ARC feature off of your Sony HTS and use optical out from the LG back to your AVR. The LG does not support ARC.
Yeah, that's how i've been doing things..." if not I'll just continue to use the Optical output from the TV back to the receiver and be happy I guess."
It doesn't seem to matter ARC on or off, I mean having it enabled doesn't lessen or limit the sound coming in optically, or with any of the other HDMI connected devices I tried it with several different settings as I was testing it. But I did turn it off when I wasn't testing / trying to get it to work. So while connected to this TV it will stay off now (as there isn't any point to having it on when the TV doesn't support it),
and sometimes those things do cause issues/problems that's something I like to avoid especially down the road... so I usually turn off items like that to avoid headaches issues later.