I'm having problems to get ARC and hdmi pass through to work together. I have a Denon X4000 receiver and Samsung f8500 plasma. If I have ARC enabled, I can never get HDMI pass through to function properly. When I power on the TV and CBL, I get video for a few seconds and then a black screen. I have to power on the AVR, switch the source back to CBL/SAT and then power it off again to get video. It seems that the AVR is defaulting to TV Audio every time, even though the HDMI source is set to CBL/SAT in the HDMI Control setup. If I disable ARC (either on the AVR or TV), HDMI pass through works without issue. I've tried powering on the devices in different order with no success either. Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
As they both work against each other, with a Samsung TV you can only have one or the other but not both. Better configuration if you want HDMI Control is to connect an optical cable from the TV to the AVR.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 1/28/14 at 3:35pm