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post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2020, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
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HDMI ARC cabling

I'm not having any luck getting sound from my LG B9 television to my Yamaha AVR with the LG set to HDMI-ARC.

The devices are connected using HMDI cables at each end, but likely because of conduit limitations, the installer utilized Cat5e cable in the middle with Binary 1CAT Extender components (320 series) in the middle.

I'd like to know if the Binary/Cat5e cable and Extenders are the problem because they are not ARC compatible. I've looked on-line at the Extender specs but did not see any reference to ARC capabilities.

Thanks for any insights you might have.
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The most reliable connection is a single cable run, source to sink, with no wall plates, adapters, extenders in-between. The CAT-rated cable used should have been solid core CAT-6 (non-CCA and not CAT-6 pre-terminated ethernet patch cable). Anytime you introduce a "break" in the cable chain you can introduce errors. ARC is susceptible to distance so you need to ensure that your cabling is a simple as possible and that the cable can handle ARC.

The AVR also needs to be setup for ARC and you need to make sure that you are using the ARC-defined HDMI input/output.

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Unless the Extender states it is ARC capable I would assume it is not - there are ARC enabled Extenders available if you have to stick with an 'over CAT' solution.


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Most HDMI Baluns are not ARC compatible, they need to explicitly say they are and even then you may have issues.
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