I’m a long time Playbar and Playbase user, but now I’m moving to the Arc, which means I’m moving away from optical cables.
Unfortunately, I have an LG OLED, and as many know, this means I have to bypass my TV’s ARC because LGs have a problem processing DD from certain devices (like Xbox and Playstation) without considerable lag.
Bypassing this with optical is easy because I can just use a HDMI hub/switch that converts to optical. That’s no longer an option, since optical can’t handle Atmos.
To make matters worse, standard HDMI splitters do not work with the Beam or Arc because they require a signal specifically from ARC, and no splitters in the market can take regular HDMI, extract and turn into ARC.
So...this has led to me considering buying an AV receiver, plugging my inputs in there and using the AV’s HDMI ARC out to the Beam. Has anyone had any success with this type of setup?