Hey guys, I found this thread while doing ARC research. Got a couple questions:
1. I have a Sony XBR-43X800D as my current 4K / HDR compatible TV (2016 model.)
My main devices on this TV are Apple TV 4k, Sony UBP-X800 UHD player, and 2017 Roku Ultra.
The Sony has dual HDMI outputs, so I have a dedicated HDMI connection to my Vizio SB3651-e6 5.1 soundbar (2017 model.)
2. My second question is, the Apple TV, and ROKU can both play [email protected]
, and the TV only has 2 [email protected]
ports (if the enhanced HDMI signal is enabled.)
Will I be OK for a while If I use the ARC port with the sound bar instead of optical, and be able to continue to play my HDR content? most of my services, VUDU, iTunes I think are 30, or 24p for movies, and the Disc player would be be on the remaining [email protected]
The reason, I'm considering this is because apparently some of the built in Apps for android TV such as Google play movies, only give me 5.1 from ARC, optical gives me 2.0. It's true I could use Google play from the Roku, and get 5.1 over optical, but I am curious how the performance will be.
Maybe it's something, I'll just find out by trial and error, just curious what the best route is.