ARC, which stands for audio return channel, is part of the HDMI 1.4 specification. Here's what it means in practical terms for your home theatre set-up.
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ARC, which stands for audio return channel, is part of the HDMI 1.4 specification. It enables your HDMI cable to both send and receive sound, which is useful because it means you only need one cable to connect your TV to your compatible sound system, no digital audio cable required.