Originally Posted by JW22
Just bought the marantz sr5007 and tannoy speakers mercury v.
Will receive this stuff next week. Now i'm checking how to link to my TV etc.
I have a panasonic tx-p50v10e plasma. Great screen but apparently no ARC function. I have not yet connected the TV with the internet so no updates have ever been done. Is the ACR function a possibility or is it connected to the hardware of the TV and no update of the software can give me ARC?
Audio Return Channel requires appropriate hardware in your TV. If the TV doesn't have that hardware, you can't use ARC. Many TVs have a digital audio output which you can use instead to connect to your receiver, either optical or coax. You only need an audio connection from the TV to the receiver for devices which are connected only to the TV and not to the receiver.
What is the best way to connect, i have:
The marantz and the above mentioned TV
I have a settop box for TV
I have a PS 3 gameconsole
I have a panasonic blue ray player
And iw ould like to connect with the internet ( my PS3 is wireless connected to my router already ).
First try connecting all of your source devices to the receiver. Then connect an HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV for video. Since you use a set-top-box, audio for TV programs come from the set-top-box, not from the TV.
Sometimes it's necessary to connect input devices directly to the TV, like game consoles to minimize lag and cable-tv boxes due to HDMI incompatibilities with receivers. In those cases, the optical audio connection from the TV (instead of from the input devices) sometimes is appropriate.
If at all possible, you should use wired network connections (either ethernet or power-line), not wireless. Many people have problems with intermittent video and firmware updates over wireless because of its poor performance due to interference from radiated electrical noise.