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#97507 - 01/07/18 06:21 AM What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC?
psklenar Offline
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No comments in here? frown

My nearly 5yo Vizio TV is being replaced by SquareTrade with a new 2017 4K, HDR10 Vizio. I was thinking I needed to replace my 975 But was thrilled to see this far more affordable option, the 42AVR. I'm still waiting for the TV to be delivered, but am reviewing the instructions for the Switch while waiting. I see how the switch is connected to both the TV and the 975 (specifically the HDMI ARC input). I also see how the 975 needs to be connected to the TV. But which one should be connected to the HDMI ARC Port on the TV, the 975 or the Switch? I'm guessing the Switch, but as clear as the directions are otherwise, I don't see this detail addressed?

How are folks using the Switch? Are you plugging all of your sources into it or just the 4K sources and leaving the others going thru the 975? I'm leaning towards the former b layout.

Happy New Year's folks,
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#97509 - 01/07/18 11:14 AM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
XenonMan Offline
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I would stay with plan b layout myself. The device will allow 4k pass thru and split out the audio to send to your 975. I am not sure how much broadcast or streaming 4k video is available to your new display but I would treat it as a 4K source along with any other 4k source if you can stream better than 1080P. If you connect the TV to the 975 arc feature then any signal coming from the TV will be limited to 1080P and anything above that may not play at all. That isn't a major issue unless you can stream better than 1080P. The manual wants the TV connected to the 975 ARC input for the OSD and to ensure a handshake occurs.
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Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
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#97513 - 01/07/18 12:36 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
Helson Offline
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Originally Posted By psklenar
No comments in here? frown

My nearly 5yo Vizio TV is being replaced by SquareTrade with a new 2017 4K, HDR10 Vizio. I was thinking I needed to replace my 975 But was thrilled to see this far more affordable option, the 42AVR. I'm still waiting for the TV to be delivered, but am reviewing the instructions for the Switch while waiting. I see how the switch is connected to both the TV and the 975 (specifically the HDMI ARC input). I also see how the 975 needs to be connected to the TV. But which one should be connected to the HDMI ARC Port on the TV, the 975 or the Switch? I'm guessing the Switch, but as clear as the directions are otherwise, I don't see this detail addressed?

How are folks using the Switch? Are you plugging all of your sources into it or just the 4K sources and leaving the others going thru the 975? I'm leaning towards the former b layout.

Happy New Year's folks,
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I would connect any of your 4k sources to the switch box, and any non-4k sources to the 975. If the new Vizio is a smart TV with apps, you would want to connect the 975s HDMI-ARC to the TV HDMI-ARC input to take advantage of those apps, while sending audio back to the 975.
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#97516 - 01/07/18 03:27 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
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Thank you very much XenonMan and Helson. I received the tracking number for my new TV today and it should be delivered this Thursday. I know what I'll be doing Saturday now! smile
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#97554 - 01/10/18 04:48 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
psklenar Offline
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New question. Am I correct in my belief that I can insert the Switch into my 1080P system and that it'll still work? That way I could get everything up and running before I have friends coming over Saturday to help me swap in the new TV.

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#97555 - 01/10/18 05:48 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
XenonMan Offline
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The switch should pass through 1080P if that is the way you have it but the 975 will do that. Unless you sit closer than 7 feet from the TV you won't be able to tell much difference in picture quality.
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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#97611 - 01/16/18 03:40 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
psklenar Offline
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Thank you XenonMan. My couch is about 20' from the display. smile
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#97617 - 01/17/18 08:06 PM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
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This is a good explanation as to why 4K and 8k may not be the best display resolution for most people.

http://carltonbale.com/does-4k-resolution-matter/
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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#97696 - 01/28/18 04:39 AM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: XenonMan]
psklenar Offline
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Originally Posted By XenonMan
This is a good explanation as to why 4K and 8k may not be the best display resolution for most people.

http://carltonbale.com/does-4k-resolution-matter/


Yes, but ... try to buy a large screen TV with anything less than 4K these days. I'm not sure anyone's making them any more. smile
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#97701 - 01/28/18 08:21 AM Re: What should connect to TV's HDMI ARC? [Re: psklenar]
XenonMan Offline
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There are still some older sets out there for a great price but... you are right they are scarce and part of the past. I guess my point was that for most people, the technology is beyond what we can see unless we sit right on top of the screen.
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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