I checked the archives and could not find my specific problem.
I am at my wits end with my new AU8000.
Trying to connect with my Marantz NR1711. I cannot get TV audio out to my receiver.
Input = HDMI 2 (eARC)
Sound Output = Receiver (HDMI)
Expert Settings = HDMI-eARC Mode = Auto
Digital Output Audio Format = Auto
External Device Manager = Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) - checked
Monitor Output (eARC)
HDMI input 1 = Xfinity DVR
HDMI Audio Out = AVR
HDMI Pass Through = On
Pass Through Source = Xfinity Cable
RC Source Select = Power On + Source
HDMI Control = On
ARC = On
TV Audio Switching = On
Power Off Control = Off
Power Saving = Off
Smart Menu = Off
Problem: Only hear audio from Xfinity HDMI source. If I switch to another app on the TV (ie. Netflix) still get audio from Xfinity.
I have tried several different settings on the Marantz all to no effect.
After days of frustrations, I shut down ARC altogether and tried to input audio via Optical and got the same results.
Has anyone managed to have successfully gotten a Samsung Smart TV to work with a Marantz/Denon Receiver?
Well, this is not very encouraging.
Here's where I am now.
I've had the TV for a couple of weeks and I still cannot get it to play well with my Marantz.
Right now, all I have is a Smart TV that I have to use as a monitor unless I want to listen to it through the TV speakers. This is NOT an option.
While searching for a solution what I have learned is that, while eARC and CEC are supposed to define certain interoperability standards, some brands (Samsung) deploy their own proprietary versions (Anynet+) in order to try to lock you into brand.
Right now, it appears that my best bet is to return the TV while I still can and find one that plays well with others.
I had similar issues, trying to send audio to an old mixer and or receiver for several months with absolute frustration. I even bought an ARC signal converter, but ended up with no sound. Several months later I bought a new mixer thinking the new mixer may have the newer signal compatibilities but ended up with same no sound. In desperation, I stumbled through the sound setting on my Samsung TV and change all settings from Bitstream to PCM and the sound came alive! I now can watch movie and enjoying the sounds from YouTube and can even do YouTube karaoke. Samsung and TV makers should highlight the procedure to set up TV to receiver/mixer in bold letters! Otherwise they will end up with a bunch of returns.