Pioneer VSX529 - optical set up


Novice Member
I have an old Pioneer VSX529. It only has one HDMI out and it has failed. The ARC feature will still turn the amp on but no sound or video will transmit. I have tried 2 different TV's and different HDMI cables. Hence I can't get on screen display to work, so I can go through the settings. We have gone through the manual, (a little confusing), but no luck.
I would like to get a little longer out of the unit before it goes in the bin.
Having a world of pain trying get the optical audio to work. Have tried two different optical cables with two different TV's.
Can anyone advise how I would set this up?
PS, I did get in to where it said assign but there was no optical listed.



Well-known Member
I believe that, when ARC is set to ON, optical input won't work unless you assign it to different input than TV.

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