Originally Posted by pgodden
Thanks, I dont think my Pioneer 925 has a Audio return channel or at least I couldn't see it. Looks like i need to go the Optical cable route, which seems a bit strange that you cant use a digital coax cable instead, almost dated. Is the Aquos Link strictly related to the Audio Return?
Pioneer calls their HDMI CEC function Control with HDMI, or Kuro Link;
Page 65 of the VSX-925 user manual:
Synchronized operations below with a Control
with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray
disc player or with a component of another
make that supports the Control with HDM
functions are possible when the component is
connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
• The receiver’s volume can be set and the
sound can be muted using the TV’s remote
• The receiver’s input switches over
automatically when the TV’s channel is
changed or a Control with HDMI-
compatible component is played.
• The receiver’s power is also set to standby,
when the TV’s power is set to standby.
Sharp calls their version of HDMI CEC Aquos Link, and it does work in tandem with the audio return channel.
Definition of:HDMI CEC
(HDMI Consumer Electronics Control) A control function that lets one A/V component control another if they are connected via HDMI cables. For example, inserting a disc into the DVD player would turn on the TV automatically or the A/V receiver, if part of the system. Using proprietary brand names, HDMI CEC initially worked only when components were from the same vendor. Increasingly, HDMI CEC works across vendors' products. See HDMI.
BRAVIA Sync Sony
KURO Link Pioneer
over HDMI) Onkyo