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Audio settings for ARC to pass through 5.1 to AVR?

I am still in the process of setting up my new-to-me 75" x900e. I originally was running Netflix/Prime from my Xbox One S and PS4, hooked up to my Denon AVR and thence to the TV, but have realized that the simplest way to get streaming 4K and HDR is to use the built-in Netflix and Prime apps on the 900 itself.

But this means that the audio must be sent from the TV, back through HDMI3/ARC, to the AVR and thence to my speaker system (5.2.2). I do not want the TV to do any audio processing at all -- I want it to pass whatever audio that is streamed in directly to the AVR as-is. I assume that will give me the best possible quality by letting the AVR do what it does best.


It's working fine right now but I have no idea what audio signal is being passed and whether I should set anything to improve it.



Sorry for the newbie question, but do I need to set anything to pass the audio directly through the TV and to the AVR through ARC without processing?


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I am still in the process of setting up my new-to-me 75" x900e. I originally was running Netflix/Prime from my Xbox One S and PS4, hooked up to my Denon AVR and thence to the TV, but have realized that the simplest way to get streaming 4K and HDR is to use the built-in Netflix and Prime apps on the 900 itself.

But this means that the audio must be sent from the TV, back through HDMI3/ARC, to the AVR and thence to my speaker system (5.2.2). I do not want the TV to do any audio processing at all -- I want it to pass whatever audio that is streamed in directly to the AVR as-is. I assume that will give me the best possible quality by letting the AVR do what it does best.


It's working fine right now but I have no idea what audio signal is being passed and whether I should set anything to improve it.



Sorry for the newbie question, but do I need to set anything to pass the audio directly through the TV and to the AVR through ARC without processing?


Cheers,
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TOSLINK (optical) will handle DD (not sure on DD+ as I don't remember for certain) and lower. So, if you're not looking for ATMOS or similar newer audio formats, you could also use an optical cable as a connection method for audio, too.
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I am still in the process of setting up my new-to-me 75" x900e. I originally was running Netflix/Prime from my Xbox One S and PS4, hooked up to my Denon AVR and thence to the TV, but have realized that the simplest way to get streaming 4K and HDR is to use the built-in Netflix and Prime apps on the 900 itself.

But this means that the audio must be sent from the TV, back through HDMI3/ARC, to the AVR and thence to my speaker system (5.2.2). I do not want the TV to do any audio processing at all -- I want it to pass whatever audio that is streamed in directly to the AVR as-is. I assume that will give me the best possible quality by letting the AVR do what it does best.


It's working fine right now but I have no idea what audio signal is being passed and whether I should set anything to improve it.



Sorry for the newbie question, but do I need to set anything to pass the audio directly through the TV and to the AVR through ARC without processing?


Cheers,
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Shouldn't your AVR be able to tell you if a signal is being decoded? My Visio sound bar has a white LED for DD and amber LED for DTS. If is decoded to LCPM or upconverted from 2ch using ProLogic it will not light the LEDs. Set the TV's audio output settings to auto and don't force 5.1 or Stereo up-scaling and it should pass through. I don't know about anything better than standard DD, DTS and DD+ because my AVR (sound bar) doesn't support them.
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@meburdick and @Cheddarhead - I agree that it sounds like a handshake issue. I could not determine if the Comcast box is doing a complete shutdown or not. I did notice that in the power saving preferences it only lets me pick "on" or "off" - I swear it used to let me choose how long before it shut down but I could be imagining that. I shut the power saving off and today it booted up just fine.

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Sorry for the newbie question, but do I need to set anything to pass the audio directly through the TV and to the AVR through ARC without processing?
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OK, I've been doing a lot more research -- here's what I've found. First, ARC supports, at best, compressed 5.1 format -- no Atmos, TrueHD, Neural etc. (https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-au...n-channel-arc/) Some TVs are said to support only stereo through ARC but, thank goodness, the 900 supports DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 (https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inpu...io-passthrough).


Also, while not relevant to the 900e/900f, there is a new ARC kid on the block called eARC which DOES support all the best sound formats (https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...ed-works-care/). However, the first and apparently only Sony TVs to support this thus far are the A9F and Z9F (https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php). Interesting!


This means a total headache for me though. It turns out that there is a crazy patchwork of support (or lack of support) for the various combinations of 4K, HDR, and high bitrate audio for the 1) TV apps, 2) Xbox One S and 2) PS4. For instance, the PS4 supports high bitrate audio but not 4K (only the PS4 Pro does 4K). And while the TV apps will support 4K and HDR, it's clear now that they will NOT support high bitrate audio. And then there are per-app limitations, each app has its own patchwork of support on different devices. The Xbox One S will at least support 4K and high bitrate audio for my apps, Netflix and Amazon, but I'm still figuring out whether HDR is supported on that platform. What a headache!!


Edit: Netflix supports 4K and HDR on Xbox One S (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/42384). And I already know that the Xbox supports high bitrate audio. Guess that'll be my preferred platform for Netflix going forward. (Meburdick -- yes, I have my external devices such as the Xbox all going into the AVR, a Denon X3300W, and from there a single HDMI to the TV. Thanks for the Apple TV idea, the Fire seems to support everything too, but I'm still in the process of verifying whether the Xbox supports everything I need... fingers crossed!)


Edit 2: I'm screwed. Amazon Prime does not support HDR except on a limited number of devices, and Xbox and even Apple TV are not on the list (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html). However, the Sony "Triluminos" TVs are on the list (and the x900 is Triluminos!!!) The answer MIGHT be the Roku player, which is on the list, but I'd have to cross-verify that it checks all the Netflix boxes too. So for Amazon Prime, with what I have now, I have a choice of a) using the TV Prime app and get HDR but only compressed 5.1; or b) use the Xbox, get uncompressed high bitrate audio for relevant titles BUT lose HDR. I think that for now I'll have to take the easy way out and just use the TV apps as I'll get the best available picture and will still get at least compressed 5.1 sound which isn't the end of the world. I guess that, at least for Netflix, I can use the Xbox if there's an Atmos or other high bitrate soundtrack available. I do have an Atmos setup 5.2.2.

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OK, I've been doing a lot more research -- here's what I've found. First, ARC supports, at best, compressed 5.1 format -- no Atmos, TrueHD, Neural etc. (https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-au...n-channel-arc/) Some TVs are said to support only stereo through ARC but, thank goodness, the 900 supports DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 (https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inpu...io-passthrough).


Also, while not relevant to the 900e/900f, there is a new ARC kid on the block called eARC which DOES support all the best sound formats (https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...ed-works-care/). However, the first and apparently only Sony TVs to support this thus far are the A9F and Z9F (https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php). Interesting!


This means a total headache for me though. It turns out that there is a crazy patchwork of support (or lack of support) for the various combinations of 4K, HDR, and high bitrate audio for the 1) TV apps, 2) Xbox One S and 2) PS4. For instance, the PS4 supports high bitrate audio but not 4K (only the PS4 Pro does 4K). And while the TV apps will support 4K and HDR, it's clear now that they will NOT support high bitrate audio. And then there are per-app limitations, each app has its own patchwork of support on different devices. The Xbox One S will at least support 4K and high bitrate audio for my apps, Netflix and Amazon, but I'm still figuring out whether HDR is supported on that platform. What a headache!!
If you're trying to create a setup where you can feed high bitrate audio to your AVR (and, obviously, the AVR supports it), then you should look to an external device like the Apple TV 4K or similar. Use an HDMI connection from its output THROUGH the AVR, and from the AVR to the TV.

https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-4k/specs/

4K, HDR, and ATMOS are all supported.
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Thanks meburdick, I just added some edits to my original post above.
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OK, I've been doing a lot more research -- here's what I've found. First, ARC supports, at best, compressed 5.1 format -- no Atmos, TrueHD, Neural etc. (https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-au...n-channel-arc/) Some TVs are said to support only stereo through ARC but, thank goodness, the 900 supports DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 (https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inpu...io-passthrough).


Also, while not relevant to the 900e/900f, there is a new ARC kid on the block called eARC which DOES support all the best sound formats (https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...ed-works-care/). However, the first and apparently only Sony TVs to support this thus far are the A9F and Z9F (https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php). Interesting!


This means a total headache for me though. It turns out that there is a crazy patchwork of support (or lack of support) for the various combinations of 4K, HDR, and high bitrate audio for the 1) TV apps, 2) Xbox One S and 2) PS4. For instance, the PS4 supports high bitrate audio but not 4K (only the PS4 Pro does 4K). And while the TV apps will support 4K and HDR, it's clear now that they will NOT support high bitrate audio. And then there are per-app limitations, each app has its own patchwork of support on different devices. The Xbox One S will at least support 4K and high bitrate audio for my apps, Netflix and Amazon, but I'm still figuring out whether HDR is supported on that platform. What a headache!!


Edit: Netflix supports 4K and HDR on Xbox One S (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/42384). And I already know that the Xbox supports high bitrate audio. Guess that'll be my preferred platform for Netflix going forward. (Meburdick -- yes, I have my external devices such as the Xbox all going into the AVR, a Denon X3300W, and from there a single HDMI to the TV. Thanks for the Apple TV idea, the Fire seems to support everything too, but I'm still in the process of verifying whether the Xbox supports everything I need... fingers crossed!)


Edit 2: I'm screwed. Amazon Prime does not support HDR except on a limited number of devices, and Xbox and even Apple TV are not on the list (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html). However, the Sony "Triluminos" TVs are on the list (and the x900 is Triluminos!!!) The answer MIGHT be the Roku player, which is on the list, but I'd have to cross-verify that it checks all the Netflix boxes too. So for Amazon Prime, with what I have now, I have a choice of a) using the TV Prime app and get HDR but only compressed 5.1; or b) use the Xbox, get uncompressed high bitrate audio for relevant titles BUT lose HDR. I think that for now I'll have to take the easy way out and just use the TV apps as I'll get the best available picture and will still get at least compressed 5.1 sound which isn't the end of the world. I guess that, at least for Netflix, I can use the Xbox if there's an Atmos or other high bitrate soundtrack available. I do have an Atmos setup 5.2.2.

The 900e does support DD+ through ARC, DD+ will get you the compressed version of ATMOS that most streaming sites use.
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I got a 65" 900E. Now that its been out a while is there any links that will show me good baseline settings for this unit? Some that I have tried made it look dull.

Lots of owners' settings and picture modes are in this thread, and also in this spreadsheet:

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1399335173




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I have been trying to understand what is most optimal setting for sound when having tv connected to receiver.

Settings is available under action menu/sound

What settings do you have? For example I trting to understand Dolby dynamic Range, what is different between standard and conpressed value.

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Regarding picture settings: Randy, THANK YOU for posting the Google Doc links! I had already made a spreadsheet with the Rtings.com and CNET settings, but this document has some awesome (and so many awesome) settings to choose from and try.

To himm: I just picked up my 900e last week and felt that the Standard setting was beautifully colorful and vivid without being saturated or what I’ll call saccharine (good) but way too blue (bad), but the settings said to be closest to properly calibrated according to rtings (cinema pro, expert) looked super dull and like sepia to my eyes.

On Randy’s spreadsheet though I saw that the Joshua Gourd settings started with “Standard” mode which immediately caught my attention. I copied in both his hdr and sdr settings. The colors now seem PERFECT to me... great pop, visually stunning and still looks very real to my eyes. I’m so pleased that I can barely pry myself away from watching all the 4k and HDR content I have, and even rewatching the same films (compared to my previous non-4k tv) is like experiencing them for the very first time. Give these settings a try!!

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Thanks everyone!

@meburdick and @Cheddarhead - I agree that it sounds like a handshake issue. I could not determine if the Comcast box is doing a complete shutdown or not. I did notice that in the power saving preferences it only lets me pick "on" or "off" - I swear it used to let me choose how long before it shut down but I could be imagining that. I shut the power saving off and today it booted up just fine.

@Cheddarhead and @Venez68 - I thought about getting in touch with Comcast and having the box swapped but it is my DVR box and, if my understanding is correct, I would lose all my recordings. We are way behind on a few things so I can't really do that yet. Wish this stupid thing had cloud backup!
Comcast does have DVR cloud based storage so you shouldn't lose ant recordings. Comcast had told me to leave the power saver off so the box is always on when the updates roll out.
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Lots of owners' settings and picture modes are in this thread, and also in this spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=299065606

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1399335173
Does anyone have a downloadable copy of this? It's a shame that option is disabled.
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how do i disable power on from wifi again on the tv , rigtig now it is powered on by wifi/ethernet thru Harmony HUB , but i will like to disable that again and use IR.
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Guy's I have had my 55inch x900e since Jan 26th and it has been a phenominal tv in every sense of the word. I use Cnet's setting's when I got it and havent changed them since! The last firmware update Sony did made the tv even better to my eye's. Just love my x900e and I dont see replacing it anytime soon. That being said. I noticed a few guy's mentioning Comcast's X1 DVR. I have had my X1 DVR since it came out and I have to give prop's to Comcast because I think their HD Channel's have looked great as of late and I see they will be adding Amazon Prime for movies soon. How that will work out remains to be seen. I have also liked their 4K/HDR On Demand offering's as well. To bad though they have only been broadcasting sports only so far and no movies. Hopefully that changes.
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How many nits from Oppo?

I just noticed in the settings of my Oppo 203 that there is a setting for target nits for the HDR output, which I found were set to 300. Does anybody know how many nits I should set that to for my 75" 900E? Thanks much.

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Regarding picture settings: Randy, THANK YOU for posting the Google Doc links! I had already made a spreadsheet with the Rtings.com and CNET settings, but this document has some awesome (and so many awesome) settings to choose from and try.

To himm: I just picked up my 900e last week and felt that the Standard setting was beautifully colorful and vivid without being saturated or what I’ll call saccharine (good) but way too blue (bad), but the settings said to be closest to properly calibrated according to rtings (cinema pro, expert) looked super dull and like sepia to my eyes.

On Randy’s spreadsheet though I saw that the Joshua Gourd settings started with “Standard” mode which immediately caught my attention. I copied in both his hdr and sdr settings. The colors now seem PERFECT to me... great pop, visually stunning and still looks very real to my eyes. I’m so pleased that I can barely pry myself away from watching all the 4k and HDR content I have, and even rewatching the same films (compared to my previous non-4k tv) is like experiencing them for the very first time. Give these settings a try!!

Rick
Based on your experience, I tried the same settings (I had it on the rtings.com). Got a good WAF and I thought the pocture was much better, too, particularly blackness. Thanks.
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Based on your experience, I tried the same settings (I had it on the rtings.com). Got a good WAF and I thought the pocture was much better, too, particularly blackness. Thanks.
I have the Sony 900E and Sony 900F. I've been a proponent of the "Standard" setting since I had my first Sony TV. Especially with Comcast Cable - - the picture has a lot more "pop" to it. I thought the RTINGS settings were awful - - totally washed out, bland and lifeless. To me, there is no right or wrong answer here. It's what your eyes prefer.

Purists will insist on a 100% calibrated picture. That's fine, if that's your preference. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, IMHO. In other words - - whatever floats your boat to get the most enjoyment out of your Sony TV.
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I have the Sony 900E and Sony 900F. I've been a proponent of the "Standard" setting since I had my first Sony TV. Especially with Comcast Cable - - the picture has a lot more "pop" to it. I thought the RTINGS settings were awful - - totally washed out, bland and lifeless. To me, there is no right or wrong answer here. It's what your eyes prefer.

Purists will insist on a 100% calibrated picture. That's fine, if that's your preference. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, IMHO. In other words - - whatever floats your boat to get the most enjoyment out of your Sony TV.
I am with you on this. My picture settings are set depending on the room light and what I am watching -I use certain settings during the day, and another set at night. Sure it is nice to have a calibrated setting that is close to perfect under ideal room conditions, but I have never felt the need. I follow my gut and what I see.
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Really glad this is working out for you!! And many thanks to the original posters Randy and James. I've been using James' settings now on a variety of content (netflix, prime, SD, HD, 4k+HDR blu-rays, youtube) and am happy with everything. I also watch under a variety of lighting conditions and just leave the auto sensor on for the brightness settings and even that's been working well too. I picked up the 900E up off Craigslist and couldn't be happier. YAY!!!



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Rico, how would you honestly compare the 900E vs the 900F
I am hoping that the 10 months with the 900E makes setup really easy for the 900F
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Rico, how would you honestly compare the 900E vs the 900F
I am hoping that the 10 months with the 900E makes setup really easy for the 900F
I have the 75” 900E and 85” 900F. The 900F is definitely the better tv with better PQ as well. If I was in the market like others definetly go with the 900F over the 900E.
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Don't get me wrong, I love the 75x900E. If it didn't crap out, I wouldn't change it for anything.
But Sony is sending me a BNIB 75x900F this week or next. (waiting on delivery company)


How was setupof the F vs the E, settings etc? Any major changes to the remotes/ UI
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Rico, how would you honestly compare the 900E vs the 900F
I am hoping that the 10 months with the 900E makes setup really easy for the 900F
They are very close with the 900F being better at handling motion. I did change some settings wiffh the 900F compared to the 900E.

Oddly enough, I used to use the Light Sensor for the 900E in my man cave but not with the 900F. The processing is faster with the 900F and it has a deeper, richer color palette, IMHO.

But the biggest benefit for me with the 900F is the ride along Dolby Atmos soundtracks with Dolby Vision on Netflix. A total surprise and very enjoyable if you've invested in a Dolby Atmos setup.

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Rico, how would you honestly compare the 900E vs the 900F
I am hoping that the 10 months with the 900E makes setup really easy for the 900F

In my honest opinion I would choose my 900E anyday of the week. I have seen the 900F in action as my friend currently owns one and to my eye there is no real step up in PQ. Now if your into DV then obviously the F would be your go to as Sony didnt include DV in the 900E. But again to my eye there is no real leap in PQ between the E and the F and one thing I did notice and have read many times is the F has some bad blooming issues which you can try and dial out. I know this and that's that I wouldnt get rid of my 900E for any other tv out there right now and I dont see myself replacing it any time soon. But you cant go wrong with either tv. Just my opinion.
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Thanks guys!


Update, Monday the 75x900F is being delivered and the 900E is going to the refurb factory
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Update, Monday the 75x900F is being delivered and the 900E is going to the refurb factory
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Lots of owners' settings and picture modes are in this thread, and also in this spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=299065606

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1399335173




Here's my settings post:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-l...l#post55912658





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In my honest opinion I would choose my 900E anyday of the week. I have seen the 900F in action as my friend currently owns one and to my eye there is no real step up in PQ. Now if your into DV then obviously the F would be your go to as Sony didnt include DV in the 900E. But again to my eye there is no real leap in PQ between the E and the F and one thing I did notice and have read many times is the F has some bad blooming issues which you can try and dial out. I know this and that's that I wouldnt get rid of my 900E for any other tv out there right now and I dont see myself replacing it any time soon. But you cant go wrong with either tv. Just my opinion.

For the most part - - you are right. There is very little difference between the 900F & 900E. I love them both! And I usually watch both during the day (bedroom - 49" 900E - I work from a home office and keep news on) and at night (man cave - 75" 900E for night time viewing.)

Better motion handling, a deeper color palette (upgraded processor) and Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos soundtracks via DD+ with the 900F. Having Dolby Atmos audio is a big deal if, and only if, you have invested in a Dolby Atmos speaker setup. And I do not get any blooming on my 900F outside of certain "splash" screens for Netflix or Amazon Prime. That's usually when it's starting up and never, knock knock, with actual content.

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For the most part - - you are right. There is very little difference between the 900F & 900E. I love them both! And I usually watch both during the day (bedroom - 49" 900E - I work from a home office and keep news on) and at night (man cave - 75" 900E for night time viewing.)

Better motion handling, a deeper color palette (upgraded processor) and Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos soundtracks via DD+ with the 900F. Having Dolby Atmos audio is a big deal if, and only if, you have invested in a Dolby Atmos speaker setup. And I do not get any blooming on my 900F outside of certain "splash" screens for Netflix or Amazon Prime. That's usually when it's starting up and never, knock knock, with actual content.
You should be able to receive Dolby Atmos (lossy) via Vudu on the 900e. I'm not sure whether or not Amazon Prime has it available for this TV, considering "Jack Ryan" is the only title on that service with Atmos.

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