I'm slowly going through the process of upgrading my setup and just recently picked up this AVR. I've been having a lot of trouble with the HDMI outputs and am looking for some help.
I have a Sony X800D (TV) and a Vizio SB3630-E6 (soundbar). My goal was to have all of my inputs run into this AVR, then one HDMI output to my TV and the other to my soundbar. However, so far every combination I've tried has lead to one thing or another not working.
I can either get sound to my soundbar, but no HDR passthrough to my TV or vice versa. I've tried changing HDMI output to A+B and switching HDMI output B to zone, but still no luck. The only success I've had was HDMI output A to my TV and then using the HDMI ARC input on my TV to the HDMI ARC input on my soundbar, but this degrades the sound quite significantly.
I guess first off, was this a failure to educate myself or should this work? Am I missing something obvious? Is this a known issue? Could there be something wrong with my unit? Could it be a cable issue? (Most of my HDMI cables are just random cables I've inherited that have come as accessories and I have no idea as to their quality.)
Thanks for any help anyone can offer. This is all still pretty new to me and I've spent a minute trying to wrap my head around all the different formats, specifications, and the massive compatibilty matrix between all my devices.