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How to get my Smart TV apps to play through surround system?

kmoff77 1,824 334 February 13, 2016 at 10:54 AM
This is probably a dumb question, but I just got a new smart TV and I can't get the TV apps to play through my surround sound. EX- when I play Netflix I still hear the sound of the cable box.

Here is how I have everything hooked up:
1 HDMI cable from my TV to my receiver HDMI OUT

HDMI from cable box (FIOS) into receiver HDMI 1
HDMI from DVD into receivers HDMI 2

Do I need a digital optical cable for sound?

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You need some sort of cable that runs from an output on your tv to an input on your receiver. If your tv only has an optical out then you'll need an optical cable, it really depends on the tv.
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I have a Vizio M55-C2. My receiver is a Yamaha RV-V377

The Vizio has an optical out and I believe 5 HDMI's
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I have a Vizio M55-C2. My receiver is a Yamaha RV-V377

The Vizio has an optical out and I believe 5 HDMI's
Connect the receiver to the TV's audio return channel (ARC) HDMI port. Use a High Speed HDMI cable that supports ARC. Adjust settings as required.
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Smilie I would spend a few minutes looking at the instructions that came with that new tv.
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Smilie I would spend a few minutes looking at the instructions that came with that new tv.
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HDMI carries sound as well as video so you shouldn't need any cables. I would look in the settings of the TV and receiver to make sure it's only expecting video or something like that.
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HDMI carries sound as well as video so you shouldn't need any cables. I would look in the settings of the TV and receiver to make sure it's only expecting video or something like that.
In other words look at the instructions
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There is sound from the Fios receiver HDMI out which should go to one of your AVR's HDMI inputs.
There is sound from the DVD player HDMI out that should go to another of your AVR's HDMI inputs.
There is sound coming from your smart apps\netflix\Hulu, etc from your tv internet stream that needs to go to the surround sound receiver via optical cable from the back of the TV.

Set the TV speakers to external and set volume on the tv to min\0.


Of course, you can avoid the need for the optical cable connection with a smart blu-ray player or XBox or some form of TV media box (Amazon Fire, WD TV Live, Roku, etc). Smart Tvs are often just a waste in that respect as many people have the capability already via another source.
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The HDMI cable going to the AVR needs to be plugged into the ARC HDMI port on your TV.
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The HDMI cable going to the AVR needs to be plugged into the ARC HDMI port on your TV.
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Here is my AVR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882115476

Right now I have my TV ARC HDMI plugged into the HDMI out on my AVR.

I have a HDMI from my Verizon Fios box to the HDMI 1 on my AVR.

What am I doing wrong?
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Thanks!
Here is my AVR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882115476

Right now I have my TV ARC HDMI plugged into the HDMI out on my AVR.

I have a HDMI from my Verizon Fios box to the HDMI 1 on my AVR.

What am I doing wrong?
As above... either there's a setting you need to change or you need a different HDMI cable.
Start by reading the manuals, especially sections on HDMI ARC.

Most HDMI cables should work, but if you have a non-compliant unlicensed cable you could have problems. If you can't make it work after reading the manuals, it doesn't hurt to pick up a new High Speed HDMI cable (4k). If that doesn't work, hook your TV's optical or coaxial digital audio out to your receiver.

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-...annel-arc/
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Thanks!
Here is my AVR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882115476

Right now I have my TV ARC HDMI plugged into the HDMI out on my AVR.

I have a HDMI from my Verizon Fios box to the HDMI 1 on my AVR.

What am I doing wrong?
Are you using a high-speed HDMI cable? Also make sure ARC and HDMI Control are enabled on the AVR.
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