Originally Posted by Adz523
Wow that is to be my exact setup in about a week (except Ultra instead of Premiere+). Did you try the alternative set up of going from Roku to Oppo to AVM?
As for your point, sorry I don;t really understand what CEC and ARC is and why I need to consider them vs just hooking up everything without considering those features. Can you elaborate for the uneducated? Thanks!
I did not try going from Roku to Oppo. Never really thought about it but now I will.
Of all the acronym collisions to have ARC is one of my least favorite. ARC = Anthem Room Correction. ARC = Audio Return Channel. Wow, that's really not helpful at all!
In what follows, any time you see ARC, I mean Audio Return Channel.
If you are using an antenna with your TV for local stations, there's a good chance you'll want to send audio to the AVM 60 using your HDMI cable. (Can't remember for sure but IIRC using an optical connection instead means you'll get stereo instead of DD 5.1,)
Setting up ARC isn't too hard. You need to select the correct HDMI port on your TV, enable ARC on your TV, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the AVM 60 in the plug marked "HDMI OUT 1 ARC", and then enable CEC in the AVM 60 menus. This generally should work without too much trouble.
Where it can get troublesome is if you have an Oppo 203 and a Roku also plugged into your AVM 60. For whatever reason (guessing a bug), the Roku sends CEC commands to the AVM 60 essentially saying "I'm in control". The AVM 60 accepts those commands and changes to the Roku input. Mind, this can happen while you're trying to watch a blu ray on your Oppo.
I never found a true fix from Roku for this. Instead I put a Lindy CEC Less Adapter in the HDMI path connected right at the Roku box. It strips CEC commands out, resulting in more predictable operations.
Hope that helps.