Just bought a new Sony 65X95J. We're cord cutters so our TV/Streaming sources have been antenna and some streaming services on a Roku device. The 11 year old LG TV that the Sony replaced no longer supported any of the streaming apps, which is why I used the Roku. I also have a 5.1 surround sound system. The majority of the time, if we're watching a movie, we use the Marantz for sound. Now with the new Sony TV, I use the TV to stream the apps I use, because the picture is clearer coming from the TV than the Roku. My dilemma is; I want to watch/stream movies from the TV and play the audio through the AVR. My connections now are the same as when I had the LG; ARC from TV to AVR. Roku to HDMI3 on the AVR. Of course, now eARC. I'm a little embarrassed to say I don't understand why I can play music/audio from the Roku to the AVR but, not from the Sony to the AVR. I set the Sony to passthrough. If I change the "speakers" setting on the Sony from TV to "audio device", I get audio on the AVR (if it's on) but I get no sound from the TV if the AVR is off. To me, that's not "passthrough". Am I going to have to use an optical audio cable? Why can't I get passthrough sound using the TV and AVR?