Pass through query


Standard Member
I am have an (excellent) Sony LCD telly that is getting long on the tooth – it's over a decade old – and I'm thinking of upgrading to the LG CX9. I have a query about pass through; my receiver is the (buggy) Sony STR-DN1040, and my blu-ray, VM Tivo, and Apple TV are passing video through it. Would I need to upgrade the receiver too to get the best signals into the telly?

Apologies if it's a stupid question; I upgrade every decade or so and simply haven't kept up with the latest tech.

Joe Fernand

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The ‘capabilities’ of the AVR would need to match the capabilities of the TV if you plan to connect Source > AVR > TV.

The latest TV’s support eARC - the idea being you connect Source > TV > AVR and then use eARC, ARC or Optical audio out to your AVR.

You should be able to use eARC > ARC and get pretty much whatever your Source is capable of audio wise to the AVR.


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