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ENIGMACODE

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Hi Gang

I have a few older HDMI Cables (more than 6 years old) ....

Keeping the discussion away from 'eARC' - With the new ARC Ports in Yamaha Receivers and TV's is there a need to purchase a newer HDMI Cable to connect from ARC to ARC between reciever and TV?

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ENIGMACODE

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Ah there you are again John Rice (how's it going my friend)? :chatter:

Ok - Roger That - I should have known that .... :rolleyes:

Thank You!
 

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Also, if you want to be ready for 8K and VRR, then go ahead and get 48gbps cables.
 

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I just ran into this problem. I just bought a new AV receiver so I had ability to use ARC for the first time from my TCL TV. But no matter what I tried I couldn't get the ARC working, so I had to fall back on an optical digital cable.

I needed a longer HDMI cable anyway so I ordered a modern one off of NewEgg for $6. https://www.newegg.com/black-link-depot-10-ft-hdmi-cables/p/N82E16812189054 Normally I would order from Monoprice but their shipping is now slow due to their remodeling their warehouse.

After installing the new Omni HDMI cable, I cycled the AC to the gear at the power strip. The TCL TV turned on and displayed the fact that it was configuring the ARC audio! I didn't have to do anything.

I verified that the ARC was now working by unplugging and removing the optical digital cable - and I still had TV audio.

Looking back the old HDMI cable must have been purchased when I got my first Blu-Ray players in 2009. It was the problem with ARC.

Mike: FYI my TCL has eARC and my Onkyo AV receiver has regular ARC, but they were able to talk together without any issues.

I also note that the Omni Gear cable came in a bag printed with higher level specs than that at the website. The bag was labeled 8K Ultra HD 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1 cable.
 

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