ARC/eARC and CEC receiver recommendation for 2021 Sony TV


Novice Member
Hi All,

I've just bought a Sony X85J TV, and would like your recommendations here :) I'll replace my Yamaha RX-V481 with it. It suited my needs with it's network control, but ARC and CEC refuses to work with the new Sony TV.

  • Confirmed to work with Sony TVs - ARC/eARC, CEC function properly without fiddling - most important
  • Network connected - there's an app to remote control the amp from a phone
  • Chromecast built-in (not a hard req, since if ARC/eARC, CEC work properly, I can use my Chromecast Audio with optical)
  • Don't need 7.2 sound, 5.1 is enough
  • Don't need 4k120 as I don't game
Thanks in advance


Well-known Member
I'm not the best person to help you with your query but hopefully this post will act as a bump and someone will see it again!

Quick question please, what's the sound like just from the TV?

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