To connect my Beosystem 4 to my LGTV, I use a HDMI splitter, so the video source doesn’t need to go through the Beosystem 4 – allowing 4K.
I was wondering how to make the Beosystem 4 ARC compatible, so I could feed the audio back to the Beosystem 4 and remove the splitter. Most ARC extractors, don’t seem to have a hdmi out – just phono or toslink – which means only 2 channels.
anyone know of a way to use the Beosystem 4 as a client for a ARC TV?
you can use this earc extractor FeinTech VAX01202. I use this with the beosystem 4 and an LG-G1. the output from the extractor sends a black picture with the sound to the hdmi input of the beosystem 4. so you can get the sound of the sources from the LG TV and the sources connected to it into the beosystem 4. disadvantage: no menu overlay from the beosystem 4 on the tv.
I think you can also use this extractor as a splitter. unfortunately I have no experience with that. my setup runs hd only (all sources connected to the beosystem) and for 4K (only for films) via the extractor and an apple tv directly on the LG-G1 and then the sound via the beosystem4.
the respective switching then makes a beoliving intelligence and the apple tv is then controlled via the puc-ir codes from the beosystem 4.