Originally Posted by Erestrial Briggax
Should I have my Blu Ray/4k player go directly into my Denon receiver via HDMI and then from the receiver into either input 2 or 3 on the 900F. And then have my Mediacom cable (essentially same as Comcast) go from the cable box to the TV and then sound from the TV to the Denon --- or does the Mediacom signal also go right into the Denon then then to the TV -- or (lastly) does it go from the cable box to the TV (for picture) AND from the cable box to the Denon (for sound) -- I should know, but I don't -- what is the BEST way to do all this? Thanks!
Does your Denon passthrough 4k HDR? If so..
1. Plug your blu ray/4k player into your receiver.
2. Plug your receiver into the tv’s hdmi arc port (I believe it’s hdmi 3)
3. Make sure you have hdmi 2 and 3 set to enhanced on the tv itself. This is found in the settings on the home menu.
4. I plug my cable box into my tv instead of my receiver because my cable box does not do cec. By going through the tv I still get full surround as well as being able to use my cable remote to switch inputs between all my sources. You can plug it into the receiver if you’d like. Maybe your box does cec.
If your receiver does not passthrough 4k HDR:
1. Plug your receiver into hdmi arc port (again, hdmi 3 I believe).
2. Make sure you have hdmi 2 and 3 set to enhanced on the tv itself. This is found in the settings on the home menu.
3. Plug 4k player into hdmi 2 on tv as this is the only other hdmi port that is enhanced.
4. Plug cable box into hdmi 1 or 4 on tv.
Hdmi arc will handle the audio for anything plugged directly into the tv as long as the receiver is plugged into the arc port.
I’d suggest premium certified 18gbps hdmi cables for 4k hdr.