How to get HDMI ARC to work with LG HDTV + LG Blu-Ray player
by aszegedi - 11/16/11 8:32 AM
I just recently purchased a LG Infinia 42LV5400 LED HDTV and a LG LHB976 Blu-ray Home Theater System. Both are updated to latest firmware revisions.
Trouble is, HDMI Audio Return Channel doesn't work. The HDMI cable transmits audio and video from the receiver to the TV, but not the other way round. I turned Setup -> Audio -> ARC on the TV to "On", and selected ARC as the input source on the receiver. Unfortunately, no sound from the TV reaches the speakers hooked to the receiver.
I don't have cable TV, so for testing I was using both Netflix and Amazon VOD applications on the TV (I know I can use them on the receiver too, that's not the point) as well as a Nintendo Wii hooked up to the TV using composite A/V. However, I believe ARC should work regardless of the TV input, isn't that right?
Any help appreciated.