Originally Posted by Jaa999Pa
I have everything going through my Denon AVR-3312ci and then to my TV. Would you happen to know why i can't get the audio to work when i use Pandora through the 7100 smart hub? It shows that it plays, but i keep hearing the TV channel that was on before i switched over. I'm sure it's an input issue, but nothing i've tried has worked. I'm also using a Logitech Harmony One remote, so i don't usually touch inputs for anything. Even so, i did try different inputs on my Denon remote, but still nothing.
I've asked about this in an earlier post, but didn't get a response...
I think the answer is different depending on if you are using HDMI-CEC/Anynet and ARC or not.
If you are using HDMI-CEC/Anynet and ARC:
Assuming your TV signal is coming from a Fios/Cable/Sat box you have HDMI going through your AVR then on to the TV. Your source for this content on the AVR is likely Sat/Cbl, or something other than the "TV" source on the AVR.
- Make sure your HDMI cable is going to the HDMI 2 input on the Samsung as this port is the only one that has ARC functionality
- On the AVR make sure that your setting for HDMI Control is turned ON
- On the Samsung make sure Anynet is turned on and within Anynet the Receiver is recognized and turned on.
- On the Samsung make sure that Speakers are set to External
With this set up, when you go to Smart Hub, the Samsung should switch the AVR input to TV source and you should hear sound. If it doesn't automatically switch your source then you don't have Anynet/ARC working and you don't have either your cables or settings correct yet. Another thing to check is your input assignments/settings on the AVR to make sure TV source is set to auto and you're not assigning opt or cmp sources or something like that.
I tried this set up and this is where I found the issue of Samsung automatically switching the AVR source to TV every time I turned on the Samsung. The CEC/ARC functionality worked and I got streaming audio to play on the AVR but the automatic switching of source upon power up is a deal breaker for me.
So if you are not using ARC for streaming audio then you must use an optical cable from Samsung to AVR:
- On the AVR make sure your setting for HDMI Control is turned OFF
- On the Samsung make sure Anynet is turned OFF
- On the Samsung make sure Speakers are still set to External
- On the AVR input assignments make sure TV source is set to Opt 1 (assuming you connected your optical to Opt 1 port).
- When you go to Smart Hub and start streaming you need to make sure you switch your AVR to the TV source.
With this you lose all CEC/ARC functionality but you should be able to program your Harmony remote to do all your input switching for you when you go between watching TV and using Smart Hub content.