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Originally Posted by azstang95
lol no problem. So what I've found on my receiver is there's an option for HDMI control on/off. ARC doesn't seem to work at all unless that is enabled, so I don't seem to have the option to control them independently as far as I can tell. The AVR is 2.0 compliant, in fact it's a 2017 Sony model. I bought the TV and receiver at the same time. I'm not doing any 4K/HDR from the satellite yet, but will in the future. I was hoping I could do exactly what you described with the harmony, if only I could just enable ARC without enabling the CEC bravia sync bs. lol I'll have to look at the (crappy) manual again.
Hmm I just thought of something after looking at the manual. It says HDMI control needs to be on for ARC but that doesn't mean I'd have to have bravia sync enabled on the tv. So maybe that will work how I want it to.....I'll try that when I get home. Thanks for getting my brain going Rico!
Great! Newer AVR - that's super. Even if you have CEC Bravia on, initially, you should be able to program the Harmony (with a delay) to turn off your AVR and switch to TV Speakers (on or off, and then Audio System via your AVR when you listen to your separate speakers.) I'm not sure if there is a separate setting for Bravia Sync (CEC) "Off" while ARC is on. If there is, then you can try that, as well.
I'd really run everything through your newer AVR, leave Bravia Sync on and then program your Harmony remote exactly the way you want it for all TV with audio from your TV speaker system and then program for your audio system. And - - if you have 4K/HDR content from your satellite receiver - - then you'll be all set by having it hooked up to the Sony HDMI Input (3) with the enhanced port setup. All doable - - it will just take a little programming to get it working just the way you want.
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SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
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