Originally Posted by suitechicguy
Sounds really good but I do run everything through ARC. Has it really been a big problem for anyone so far?
ARC is convenient, but don't expect it to run every format.
If you're expecting Atmos or Dolby-X to work under ARC, it won't. My television is ARC and it didn't work. When my BD player would play Dolby Atmos content, although the Ambeo is compatible, Atmos wouldn't work because HDMI connection was passing through the TV.
To solve this, being that my BD player
is equipped with multiple HDMI outputs, one normal HDMI would be plugged into the TV for the images and a separate audio only HDMI would be plugged into the Ambeo.
If you rely on just the one eARC and your TV is ARC, it'll work, however you just won't get the better quality if your movie has it.
To see what's happening, keep your Bluetooth device on with the Smart Control app. Verification of the working codec can be seen in the app's home page while the actual movie is playing.
Now, let's say we'd do things the opposite way: to connect the disc players into the Ambeo via HDMI, and then from the Ambeo to the television via ARC or eARC, you'd get sound but no picture. Well, I suppose it's best like I done above with the dedicated HDMI for audio only, something not all disc players have.