What is an ARC cable?

What is an ARC cable?

The Audio Return Channel (ARC) connects your TV and audio system with a single High Speed HDMI® cable and eliminates the need for an additional composite audio or optical cable. You can view the video that covers ARC and enhanced ARC (eARC) features or skip to the detailed information.

Do you need a special HDMI ARC cable?

Using HDMI ARC does not require a new HDMI cable. Any HDMI cable should be able to cope with the requirements – it’s only when we move on to eARC this could (potentially) become an issue.

Do you need HDMI 2.1 cable for eARC?

HDMI eARC though usually requires a HDMI 2.1 port, so is mainly only supported by TVs and devices released from mid-2019 on. There is an exception to the rule. Some eARC functionality works through earlier HDMI standards, if the manufacturer has pushed firmware to its sets/receivers/speakers to support it.

Do you need a special cable for HDMI ARC?

What is the difference between HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC?

The main differences between ARC and eARC lie in bandwidth and speed. The enhanced version of the Audio Return Channel has a much higher bandwidth than its predecessor. Bandwidth represents the range of frequencies or amount of data that is being transferred at a time.

What is the difference between HDMI CEC and HDMI ARC?

HDMI Arc ( Audio Return Channel ) is a specific port in HDMI TVs or other equipment that feeds the digital audio stream back to the soundbar. Thus we can play audio through an external sound system. CEC is a channel that controls input, power on and off, volume, play, pause, etc., in HDMI devices combined.

What do I do if my receiver doesn’t have an arc?

If your receiver is not ARC (Audio Return Channel) enabled and your TV has Digital Audio Out connectors (Optical or coaxial), you can still get the audio from the TV to play through your receiver using an optical or coaxial cable.

What kind of HDMI cable do I need for ARC?

To connect your TV with an ARC enabled speaker, make sure that you are using an HDMI cable 1.4 or higher. The HDMI-ARC functionality is only available through the specific port on the TV or One Connect Box, and the external speakers need to be compatible.

How do I know if my HDMI cable is eARC?

Peer around the back of your TV – if it’s packing three or four HDMI sockets, you need to find the one that’s labelled “(ARC)”. Labelling isn’t compulsory, but as long as your TV is a late-2009 model or newer, there should be one at your disposal. Consult the TV’s user manual if you’re unsure.

How do I know if my HDMI cable supports eARC?

You need to check either the original specifications for your device, or check around the back of your set. Many devices will label a port to signify that it is supported – “HDMI IN – 2 (ARC)” or such like. Some sets and devices have ARC enabled on all ports.

How do I connect my Yamaha receiver to my TV?

Make sure that you have ARC turned on. Using the Yamaha remote, press ON SCREEN, go to Setup, and select HDMI. In the HDMI menu select ARC and turn it on. By default AV4 is setup as your ARC input on TV1 and AV1 on TV2.

How do I enable the Audio Return Channel (Arc) function?

You can enable or disable the audio return channel (ARC) function within the setup menu of in receiver. Make sure that you have ARC turned on. Using the Yamaha remote, press ON SCREEN, go to Setup, and select HDMI.

Do I need a Yamaha remote to use the on screen display?

Setup Note:The Yamaha remote will be needed to access the On Screen display, as well as a HDMI TV/Monitor connected to the HDMI output on the Yamaha receiver We are turning it off for this example.

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