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  1. kalm_traveler

    New Smart TV With ARC - Older Reciever With Only HDMI Out

    Yes, that is what the link I provided confirmed (for me mostly). I am aware of what pass-through means. To clarify, I was unaware that most/all sets had built-in Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect functionality. Both of those are compression technologies allowing a 5.1 signal to be transmitted...
  2. kalm_traveler

    New Smart TV With ARC - Older Reciever With Only HDMI Out

    ah you're right, it looks like most sets can do DDL over optical, and some can even do DTS. I must be living in the dark ages :eek: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inputs/5-1-surround-audio-passthrough
  3. kalm_traveler

    New Smart TV With ARC - Older Reciever With Only HDMI Out

    hmm have things changed over the last few years? Last I recall, to get more than stereo over optical, you needed to use an encoder for Dolby Digital Live or DTS-Connect? As mentioned, with my most recent 2 Samsung TVs, connecting their HDMI ARC port to the receiver is giving me proper...
  4. kalm_traveler

    New Smart TV With ARC - Older Reciever With Only HDMI Out

    pardon the question John, but I'm confused by your statement I bolded here. As far as I understand, if you're using the TV's built-in streaming apps, ARC is the only way to get more than stereo 2-channel sound to come out from the TV into a receiver. I've only used this with two Samsung TVs...
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