Originally Posted by ijbarah
how can i hear sound from my Receiver when im watching movie in my TV usb?
I don't see where anyone answered you, so I'm going to give it a shot. I mostly lurk in this forum to find out about new ways to use the features of my 809, but this is one feature I did use. (Note - past tense).
If you have your HDMI cable running from the main output of the 809 to a TV input that features ARC (Audio Return Channel), then you have to turn that feature on with both the TV and the 809. To get to that feature on the 809 setup menu, you have to have HDMI pass-through enabled. There are people much smarter than me who can tell you about what wattage is actually used, but it basically uses the same amount of electricity when it is off as it does when it is on. It doesn't ever get completely hot, but it does stay warm.
Once HDMI Pass-through is on you can enable ARC. Once that is on, then any HDMI signal that is detected by the receiver will turn it all the way on and then feature that input. So if you turn on your DirecTV receiver, the 809 will turn on and switch to CBL/SAT (or whatever the appropriate input would be). So if you switch your TV from HDMI 1 to USB and start playing video, the 809 will detect that and start showing video and playing audio from the ARC. I have a Panasonic P65VT25 and it allows me to send audio to my 809 or to play through the TV speakers...obviously I send it to the 809. It also allows me to use the TV remote control to manage the volume on the 809. I don't know why I would ever do this, but it was neat to see the two components talk.
My original plan for this was to watch OTA broadcasts during football season because DirecTV doesn't carry our CW affiliate in HD. I want to watch the SEC game each Saturday in HD, so I set up the ARC and got it to work. I bought a very inexpensive HD antenna from Monoprice and ran a cable to the porch, and I can see all of my local channels and the extra digital channels as well (the X.2 channels that show weather maps, etc).
The problem was that when my Logitech Harmony 1100 remote would turn on my components, it sometimes turns on the TV first. Then the receiver would be turned on by the remote next and go to the correct input for my Activity... then it would automatically switch to the ARC input and switch the TV to OTA channels. I had to manually switch the inputs back on the tv and then manually choose the right input on the 809. Sure, I could re-order the signals on the Harmony, but it hasn't been worth it yet. I primarily wanted to have the TV turn on at 5am with the news and wake me up, but it didn't always pan out correctly. Instead of working out the kinks, I turned off pass-through and just left it connected just in case I decide to mess with it later.
Hopefully this can help anyone trying to use this feature. I never could get the 808 to perform like this, but the 809 really does work!