I just hooked up my new UN46F6530 with my new Marantz NR1604 AVR, with cable, Tivo, BluRay, DVD/CD multi-disc and phono all as inputs to the AVR. The one item I have not been able to get working yet, though, is the TV audio via the ARC. I have the HDMI output from the NR1604 plugged into HDMI-2(ARC) on the TV, using a High-Speed Ethernet-capable HDMI cable (have tried 2 different ones). On the TV sound settings, Receiver is greyed out (I can select "external speakers" or "TV speakers"), and I see no setting on the NR1604 to tell it to use the ARC channel as input for TV Audio. The PDF manuals for both units are very vague about ARC, making it sound as if it is "plug and play"
I realize I can use an optical digital sound cable, but was really hoping not to. Would appreciate any ideas / guidance the team here might have. Thanks.
Hi Rbrodzinsky, for ARC feature to work set the NR1604 AVR "HDMI Control" setting to On (factory default is Off) as well as setting the 46F6300 TV "Anynet+" to On.