Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
That last point may be key; however, before doing so, you must also set VieraLink on the TV to "ON" and then change Default Speakers to "Theater." Also note that if ARC is working properly, one of the side effects, as noted in post #4552 above, is that the AVR will automatically switch to the TV input when powered on (ie. you shouldn't have to select it).
OK, I made sure these were set as described on the TV. And on the Onkyo, I enabled RIHD (Which is the only way to enable ARC). Then I powered off the TV and still, no audio when I streamed netflix.
SO, I then ran an optical cable to my TV/CD input, and assigned that input as Optical 2. Then I turned off RIHD (Disabling Arc) and still no audio...but then I remembered to power off the TV. So I powered off the TV, then started to stream from the TV and BAM, I have audio.
BUT this led me down another path. When I stream from my TV, I am not able to receive 5.1 audio as I am with my Blu Ray player. I ensured all my settings were the same in the audio settings on my receiver. The 1 thing I noticed is that on my TV Netflix, the layout is a little different than on my BluRay player.
So, does this mean that the TV (Panasonic -65VT25) streaming cababilities do not include 5.1 audo?
Any thoughts on why my ARC connection isn't working and the only way to get audio is w/ a seperate audio cable? Really, though if the TV can't stream in 5.1, I won't even use the TV for streaming, but still would like to know if / why the ARC isn't working.
Thanks for any input.