Can I Use HDMI ARC as Regular HDMI
3 months ago
The HDMI with an arc is a regular HDMI with audio return channel (ARC) functionality. It means that you can connect the video source to the port and connect the audio receiver or any other device.
How to connect HDMI ARC
For HDMI ARC's connection, you need to make sure that both your TV and soundbar have an HDMI ARC port. If both of your TV and soundbar have an HDMI arc port, you can connect it within a few moments.
Insert one end of the HDMI cable in the TV HDMI port while the other end in the soundbar HDMI port. After this step, go to the TV menu and enable the CEC option there. You can also choose the ARC option only but enable CEC to access all the advanced features like Dolby atoms, 4k and 8k etc.
Advantages of HDMI CEC
If you enable the CEC option on your TV, it will give you several features. If you turn on your TV, your soundbar will automatically turn on. If you turn off your TV, your soundbar will automatically powers off.
If you increase your TV volume, your soundbar volume will increase also. If you decrease your TV volume, your soundbar volume will decrease too.
HDMI Cable Quality Levels
The quality of sound also depends on the quality of the HDMI cable. Using ultra-high-speed HDMI cable will support all the advanced features like Dolby atoms, 4k and 8k audio content.