Non 4K Receiver . Planning to get a TCL 6 Series 4K set. My current receiver, Yamaha RX-V667, does not have 4K pass through.
In my current setup, all my inputs go into the receiver, then to the TV. My cable output has an hdmi splinter on it, one goes into the Xbox One X, the other to the receiver. All controlled by a Harmony remote. Buying a 4K Receiver is not a current option
The TCL has optical out (but I’m not sure if this carries a 5.1 output), or the manual says I can use the HDMI ARC output, and enable ARC. ARC always plays havoc with the Harmony, and it usually the first thing to turn off. I don’t know if the TCL will output audio via HDMI without ARC.
Anyone here know if optical out carries surround sound or HDMI can output sound without ARC?