Originally Posted by Walky
Could you please "optimise" the above option (if possible) by giving us the choice to force the DIVA to release the audio from any Rx to the ARC link when we switch the TV away from the DIVA's input?
To clarify, with AVR switched ON on Audio out:
- DIVA detects that TX0 is inactive / in Stand-by (ie TV on another source)
- option to automatically "force ARC" even though a DIVA Rx is active.
I want the AVR to play the the sound of whatever source I'm watching, even though the DIVA has an input signal.
You'll find attached, 2 configuration files for which the only difference in setting is "AUTO" (no TV sound through AVR) or "ARC" (TV sound through AVR) for the "ARC mode default switching":
- watching TV via the tuner
- media player active on DIVA Rx0
- AVR active on DIVA Audio out
Please note that the ARC connection does not seem optimal (but still works), since the TV reports that no "Anynet+" (Samsung's name for CEC) devices are connected and the volume buttons of the TV do not work on the AVR... seems like ARC without CEC.
I hope you can still draw something useful from my config. files, unless what I am requesting should normally work out of the box!
Running the latest firmware and my AVR's ARC is enabled by activating CEC... so both are on.
Sorry that is not clear to me, please try to explain better.
You wrote volume buttons of the TV do not work on AVR ??? what are you expecting exactly ? for a TV to see your AVR, you need AVR connected to TV or AVR at Diva input or AVR at TX0 output.
I just exchanged new more posts on this and it was explained before in this thread already. That's just how CEC works, nothing to do with us.
Also you wrote your CEC network does not list any devices, you mean it does not list source at diva inputs ? just disconnect/reconnect cable and restart TV, if you mean it does not see Diva, once again, that's normal, Diva is not a source.
If your TV does not release ARC then you need eARC TV or you need to manually switch mode, that's especially why there is that manual mode selection.
EDIT: ok I think I got your idea, please confirm:
IF TV is on Diva TX0 input > HDMI, if TV is on another input > ARC.
Is that correct ? If yes, then it is possible, but if TV does not turn off the rsense when streaming it won't work or if TV have instant startup or fast switching options, it will fail (assuming option cannot be turned off). so it can may be help for some TV but not all.
The right way if you have a TV that does not release ARC and you still want some automation, would be to take RS232 or IR command and arrange your setup so when for ex, you start UHD BR at Diva input or any source at Diva input, it send command to force HDMI and then command to force ARC when you switch TV input or start streaming, etc.. But we can try to implement your idea, at least you can see if it works for your TV and we can see if others can get it working this way for some TVs.