What is the Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature?
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The Audio Return Channel (ARC) connects your TV and audio system with a single High Speed HDMI® cable and eliminates the need for an additional composite audio or optical cable.
Connecting an ARC-compatible audio system to an ARC-compatible TV allows the following:
- Send audio from the TV to the audio system.
- View and listen to movies and other content sent from the audio system and viewed on the TV.
To connect an ARC-compatible audio system to an ARC-compatible TV:
An additional optical or analog audio cable is required to send sound to the audio system if either the TV or audio system isn't ARC-compatible:
- A High Speed HDMI Cable is needed to enable the ARC function.
- Check your manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.