ARC Audio Return Channel ?

Hi,

I have a Sony BDV-E370 combined BluRay & Surround System with HDMI Output only.

I am using an Apple TV4 with HDMI output only to my TV and I currently use passthrough optical to send audio back to the Sony BDV-E370. The only problem is that as we all know, Optical will not out put full DTS HD/MA audio tracks. I am playing files from Plex/Infuse.

My Panasonic TV has an HDMI ARC port - If I switch on ARC on the Sony can it send audio back from the TV to the Sony HDMI even though on the unit it says HDMI out? It has no HDMI input ports.

I’ve tested with some HDMI cables I already have however I’ve been unable to get this to work - I think they may be 1.3 cables which are not ARC compatible so my next step is to get a 1.4 or 2.0 cable to test.

Infuse and Apple TV doesn’t do DTS-HD at the moment… Unless you know something we don’t.?

If Apple TV ever does do DTS-HD It’s more than likely dependant on your TV’s ability to pass DTS-HD over ARC… most TV’s won’t… They will just pass the core DTS audio…

Don’t worry about cables too much… If it’s a "High speed " cable it will handle HD audio fine… The 1.4a, 2.0 etc refers to the hdmi port on the equipment you are using NOT the cable itself…

Mort.

One way to test your system’s compatibility is to watch TV using your TV’s build in tuner (Assuming that it has one) then turn on ARC. Your TV should then be outputting audio over the ARC HDMI channel to your sound system.

Then have a play around in the settings of your sound system and see if it will play the audio from the TV…

Mort…