Originally Posted by JHBrandt
The ViewTV tuners are similar to the HomeWorx and iView tuners I mentioned, and I think the "Vmade" one is too. They're perfectly fine tuners for a Vizio, but they connect via HDMI, so there's no need for ARC if you use one of them.
*antenna coax split; one to HW130STB tuner/recorder and one to Vizio 65” RF tuner (tested the "pass thru" RF on the box, better results to split before the box.!)
*HDMI cable from HW130 tuner to Sony STR DH720 receiver w/Dolby, 5.1, etc.
*HDMI cable from receiver to the same 65” Vizio HDMI ARC
*With TV remote in hand, I can change inputs to view OTA channels w/TV's tuner while recording OTA program on HW130.
*The TV speakers are turned off in settings, the TV remote volume button, thru ARC, controls the receiver volume.
*The TV remote mute button mutes the receiver volume.
Full 5.1 surround w/powered subwoofer is enjoyed, when applicable, in our family room.
I have four (4) remotes within reach. Vizio TV and Homeworx tuner used daily. In the drawer next to me, used rarely, are the Channelmaster rotor control and Sony receiver remotes.
Don’t go off on me about programming remotes.! LOL.! I’m old, I like dedicated remotes for each device.! 😂🤣😂