Originally Posted by ppasteur
This sounds like a problem with your hardware or firmware. It is a reach to condemn an approved protocol universally because you had a situation where it suddenly stopped working in your system. Now, I do sympathize, but don't quite get how one could use any level of logic to go from "I had a problem" to ARC in and of itself it "horrible" .
In any case, from my personal experience and lots of reading about the experience of others, it is not intrinsically "horrible" When it works, it does what it is supposed to do and is superior in a few ways to optical (SPDIF in general).
I just hate to have people that have not tried it read things like your unequivocal statements and then avoid using a superior protocol.
It’s not just my hardware. Read the thousands of posts online of people that had ARC working for a while and then suddenly it doesn’t work anymore or just flat out not working period.
It’s more of an achievement if you can use ARC without an issue of some sort. I used to use ARC for years with no issues, and a month after my new tv and new receiver, ARC broke.
Search these very forums and see how many people have had these issues. Especially those that have hidden wires in walls and such and have gone through what I have. Adding in the optical cable.
Tv apps are garbage anyways. You want HD audio from Netflix or at least DD+, use a roku stick or Xbox or the app on the UHD player or whatever.
People think it’s so convenient to have apps on the tv, but they don’t realize most apps are nerfed down or that apps on other platforms actually are better. I used to use Plex and Netflix and YouTube from my Samsung K8500 UHD player. Now I use my Xbox one x to handle those apps because the apps are so much better..
So is ARC a superior protocol ? Hell no. It’s just got different functionality.
CEC is horrible. Tv apps are horrible. People are lazy.
And I hope people that want to try arc read this and shy away.
Wait until eARC is out and fully implemented within the next 6 months. Then I’ll probably change my tune.
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