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Hi , I`m Jack an independent TV/AUDIO repairman with 40 years experience.Perhaps i can help you with this , please let me know when you see this.
O.k then can you tell me how you mean " connect to internet " ?
Do you mean for example internet radio stations like Pandora or you want to play the TV's internal apps on the sound system ?
O.k then lets substract one from "both "
Sorry but forget what I said about internet radio , this receiver doesn`t do internet so that leaves only the TV's internet apps , perhaps you can find music channels in there
You will need to connect the sony to your tv with a HDMI cable , did you do that ?
You will need to connect the sony to your tv with a HDMI cable first , did you do that ?
I just realized that we are on 2 posts , I sent you a reply on the other post yesterday and you never came back
Doesn`t matter anyway , I will have the other one closed
What is connected to this tv ?Cable box,satellite,dvd,games etc. ?
And most important now , how is this all connected ?
Is the cable box connected to the sony first and from there to the tv or connected to the tv first
o.k then it is CABLE BOX >>>> SONY >>>> TV , is that correct ?
O.k then that's good so far .
So now in order to get the sound from the TV's internal apps you will need to use the ARC (audio return channel) of the HDMI connection .
Give me 5 minutes or so to type this down
The sony connected into the HDMI 1 on the tv ?
Tv`s internal speakers OFFDGITAL AUDIO OUT = PCM
Thats the tv`s audio menu
As far as the tv`s setting goes that should be it and now for the sony
On some receivers (most of them ) you have to manually turn on the ARC function but i cannot find such an item on this receiver so i`ll assume that it is on by default.
Open your apps and and play netflix for example then on the sony remote press TV , by default it should switch to ARC , dont forget to turn up the volume
Think i found where it is hidden on the sony , just a minute
open the home menu and go to SETTINGS >> HDMI SETTINGS >>>> CONTROL FOR HDMI and set it to ON then get out of there and try it again
I just double checked and that is it for the sony
note that you may have to turn the units off and on again for it to register
tv and sony
Did you find the hdmi control and set it to on ?
also try the other inputs on the sony , normally it should be TV button but who knows , try the others
Thats correct , HDMI 1 on this tv i believe , it will be marked near the HDMI port
On your sony`s front display the ARC indicator will come on when it receives something or correctly set to ARC
The sony`s manual is infuriating , it doesn`t say EXACTLY which input is the ARC assigned to but again it SHOULD be tv as there are no TV input at the rear
your connections are correct and i don`t know why they make so dam complicated to turn on but i can tell you that sony says that with a sony tv (of course) this comes on almost automatic .
Now i`ll have to assume the vizio is not sending out anything through the arc .
Let me take a look
now it is talking abut a sony hdmi cable for arc
Do you know what version of hdmi cable you have ?
At least version 1.4 or better yet 2.0 ?
never mnd that , its usally on the package
go back in the tv`s menu and select BITSTREAM instead of PCM
hold everything , think i got it
Go in the tv`s menu and open SYSTEM then go to CEC , open this and set it to ENABLE then exit and try it again
better yet , the ARC should switch the sony to the correct input automatically when you use it if both units talk to each other , otherwise you will have to do it manually like now
got anything now ?
sound from tv ???
You`re supposed to turn off the speakers
nothing yet and i did not get paid fro that hour either
Thats where your problem is then , the tv .
lets resume later , i may have an epiphany during that time
Just had this epiphany ,
Get yourself a standard rca stereo cable and connect it in the TV's audio out and sony`s SAT/TV input and set it to that input and voila !
You can also set that audio out to variable in the TV's menu if you want to control the sound with the TV's remote , just preset the sony sound to halfway volume for example.
Was so bent on the arc function that I forgot about that audio out on the tv LOL
Have fun and please do not forget to rate positively so I get paid for my time .