- Feb 13, 2005
So new TV has eACR but my receiver is only the older ARC standard, so would it be worth it to go to that over optical i'm using now? is it even compatible eARC to ARC?
I want the best HD audio possible!been just using optical for so long i have no clue about ARC really.
I don't have any video sources so it would only be for audio to the receiver. Also when i do get a ps5, that will be connected directly to the TV as well to take advantage of HDMI 2.1Use ARC.
Does your receiver even support 4K, HDR, or Dolby Vision? Are all of your video sources connected directly to the TV?
That's the main reason for asking, but I didn't want to have worse audio with ARC over optical if it was worse. Also if eARC worked with ARCIt varies depending on your exact equipment but in general optical and original ARC support pretty much the same formats AFAIK (up to DTS). If you want to use anything higher up then that you would need HDMI.
Cliffs: It's not going to make a difference for you except for just having one less cable and remote with ARC.