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LG 50LN5750 connected to Yamaha RX-V373

by FranksNotMe / September 19, 2013 10:04 PM PDT

I have my LG TV connected to my Yamaha home theater through the HDMI / ARC connection. I've set it up so that when I turn on the TV it turns on the receiver, if I change the volume with the TV remote, the receiver volume changes - perfect.

The issue I have is that when I first turn the TV on, the receiver comes on, but no sound is heard. I have to hit the "setup" button on the receive remote and, like magic, I get sound. I don't change anything after hitting setup - I only get as far as the setup menu.

I've contacted Yamaha support - they basically said don't use HDMI / ARC. What's the point of having support for HDMI / ARC if the only advice Yamaha can give is "don't use it"!

Any help would be appreciated!!!

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Clarification Request
Is there a cable/sat box involved?
by Pepe7 / September 20, 2013 3:13 AM PDT

Ideally, that's what could partially solve this issue. Although HDMI/ARC is being marketed by various manufacturers, the better way to set up an AV system is with only audio/video going from various sources to AV receiver ("hub"), with audio signal going to speakers, and video signal passed along to HDTV/display. Audio back from the HDTV to Receiver still does not generally work well, whether you use HDMI or digital optical.

FWIW, sometimes Radio Shack has good deals on the entry level Harmony universal remotes. Second vote from me for that particular type of product.

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Cable box feeds the receiver
by FranksNotMe / September 20, 2013 5:24 AM PDT

Thanks for the response - although it wasn't what I was hoping for Sad

So I guess the Yamaha response was right - don't use this feature...


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Sadly the industry is riddled with these issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2013 2:35 AM PDT

Many turn to a Logitech Harmony to work around such things.

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Same problem
by mjd420nova / September 21, 2013 12:21 PM PDT

I've had the same fault with a Vizio and the V373. The ARC can be handy for some applications but like a universal remote, they do some controls but not others. Some sets I've seen don't save any changes and even reset themselves when other components are turned off and the TV resets.

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