Originally Posted by tatumjon
I don't know the answer to your first question, but I know that if you choose the TV app you want to turn on the ARC so that the HD audio will be fed back to the TV over HDMI because I believe with optical you're pretty limited as to what types of audio tracks it will pass.
I'm confused a little (maybe a lot?). I haven't upgraded any of my AV gear in a while. Just trying to make-do with what I have and hopefully I'll be
happy enough that I don't have to replace any equipment. Here is what I'm using.
Receiver - Yamaha RX-V375
Cambridge Soundworks MC-300 5.1 Surround Speakers
Cambridge Soundworks Powered Sub
TV - TCL R615 65"
Single HDMI from the receiver to the TV (going into HDMI 3 ARC)
Xfinity cable box / provider, HDMI to receiver
Sony DVD player, HDMI to receiver
Hard-wired LAN connection from Router to TV
Harmony smart remote controlling everything
When I use Netflix from inside Xfinity, the sound goes through my receiver, thus my surround sound speakers.
If I use Netflix from inside the TCL / Roku OS, sound only comes through the TV speakers. SO I was thinking if I run an Optical
cable from the TV back to the receiver, I should then get audio through my surround sound system, correct?
BTW, any cable runs from the TV to the receiver will be 50'. My TV is mounted over the fireplace and all cabling
runs behind the wall, down the floor into the basement and then over & backup into the AV rack.