AV Receiver/Sonos Arc/Projector Link Up

StuGlad

Novice Member
So like a number of people on the forum, I’m trying to link an AV Receiver (Denon S960) to a Sonos Arc and in my case, a projector. The Denon has the outputs below right (one eArc out, one straight HDMI monitor out) :
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I’m thinking using a HD Fury Arcana will solve my connectivity issues. My questions are:
1. Am I correct in thinking the above will work?
2. How would I run the HDMIs? One from the eArc on the Denon to the input on the Arcana. Then eArc from Arcana to Sonos and HDMI from Arcana out to projector? Denon eArc to arcana and the other HDMI from the Denon direct to projector? Or something different?
3. What standard of HDMI cables to I need to run to each piece of kit.
I’d like to get the benefit of the Dolby Atmos capability of the Sonos.
Thanks all
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
'I’m trying to link an AV Receiver (Denon S960) to a Sonos Arc' - first question is Why? :)

System - is there a TV in the Mix and what Source devices are you planning to use?

eARC - is not cascadable.

Joe
 

StuGlad

Novice Member
Hi Joe

Why? Simply because it's the kit I have in the house! 🙈 (apart from the Arcana which I'd order) And it seemed like a decent use of the receiver (to handle multiple inputs) However, I don't have to use it and guess I can get an HDMI matrix switch.

No tv in the mix, just multiple devices (x box, Formula 10 streamer box, blu ray etc) to receiver, then to Arcana split to 1080p HD projector and sound from the Sonos Arc (Dolby Atmos) was the idea.
So I was wondering if I switch off CEC and/or ARC on the Receiver if the set up would work.
The support at HD Fury has since come back and said that if I switch off ARC or use one output that does not carry CEC on the receiver then it will.
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
AVR - have a look at its power consumption and heat output, it is a very inefficient HDMI Switch.

Connectivity - you can combine the HDFury Arcana with an HDMI Switch (there are low cost options starting at around £50 which have proven to work reliably with the Arcana) or you have the option of the Vertex³ (VRRoom) which is a 4 Input, 8K capable unit with an 'Arcana' Output (though possibly overkill for your requirements).

The 'norm' for a Projector + the SONOS Arc would be Source(s) > HDMI Switch > Arcana then connect the Arcana to the Projector and Soundbar.

Joe

Note If you have not already done so you must connect the SONOS Arc to an ARC or eARC enabled TV and carry out the initial SONOS Configuration before you then connect it to the Arcana + Projector.
 
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