Query -- what is ARC and EARC audio


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Hi folks

On SKY GLASS TV there's ARC / eARC for some type of audio -- no idea what that is -- however I want to XMIT blu tooth to wireless phones. I have a blue tooth transmitter which can select analog Tos or digital audio in and xmit blue tooth out. -- can I use the ARC audio to send audio to the cans.

The Sky service people don't seem to have a smidgen of a clue about the equipment they are selling -- I do like the idea as you can get rid of a Dish and SKY Q box -- although you then lose recording capability. However I usually watch by "On demand" so not an issue I have problems with -- if I need old stuff I can obtain "elsewhere" and stream via Amazon fire stick.

Seems the only obvious omissions on the SKY GLASS concept - great idea but blu tooth capability and recording should have been designed into it as optional extra. I can also do it via SKY GO and a hardware video capture device also but it should be there from the outset. No more "Messy dishes" and long cable / LNB runs -- Hoooooraaaaay !!!!!.

The TV makes a great monitor as well !!!!. The 55 inch one is probably the best for this purpose. The huge one takes up too much real estate for my computer space.

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ARC/eARC is the Audio Return Channel - basically, it sends audio from the TV via your HDMI cable to your amp/soundbar.
 

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As z3r010 stated, ARC is HDMI Audio Return Channel and the "e" is "enhanced. This is really useful in my travel trailer where the DVD player is also the stereo unit/amplifier for the built-in indoor and outdoor speakers. I have one HDMI cable between the DVD player/stereo and the TV. When I am watching another source on the TV, such as antenna, the audio returns to the DVD/Stereo on the same HDMI cable that provides the video signal to the TV when watching a DVD.
 

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As z3r010 stated, ARC is HDMI Audio Return Channel and the "e" is "enhanced. This is really useful in my travel trailer where the DVD player is also the stereo unit/amplifier for the built-in indoor and outdoor speakers. I have one HDMI cable between the DVD player/stereo and the TV. When I am watching another source on the TV, such as antenna, the audio returns to the DVD/Stereo on the same HDMI cable that provides the video signal to the TV when watching a DVD.
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