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Samsung TV HDMI ARC Not Working

If you own a Samsung TV and are using an HDMI ARC cord, you are free of one less wire when it comes to wired connections and have sound coming from your TV with better quality and overall transmission. When the HDMI ARC is not working though, what can be done?

If your Samsung TV HDMI ARC is not working, unplug all other external devices that are connected to your TV, confirm that the cord has been inserted securely, ensure that the cord has no visible damage, turn on the AnyNet + (HDMI-CEC) function, and follow the proper setup steps.


Samsung TV HDMI ARC Not Working

Samsung TV HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) not working is a common issue that many users face. HDMI ARC is a feature that allows the TV to send audio signals to external audio devices like soundbars, home theater systems, or receivers through the HDMI cable. If you are facing issues with the HDMI ARC, here are some possible reasons and solutions to fix it.

  1. Check the HDMI cable: The first thing you should do is check the HDMI cable. Make sure that it is properly connected to the HDMI ARC port on both the TV and the external audio device. Also, ensure that the cable is not damaged or broken.
  2. Enable HDMI ARC on your TV: HDMI ARC needs to be enabled on your TV to work. To do this, go to the TV settings and look for the HDMI-CEC or HDMI-ARC option. Enable it, and then restart the TV and the external audio device.
  3. Update the TV firmware: If the HDMI ARC still doesn’t work, check if your TV firmware is up to date. Go to the TV settings and look for the software update option. If there is an update available, download and install it.
  4. Check the external audio device settings: Sometimes, the issue may be with the external audio device settings. Check if the audio device is set to receive audio signals through the HDMI ARC port.
  5. Use an HDMI audio extractor: If none of the above solutions work, you can use an HDMI audio extractor. It is a device that separates the audio signal from the HDMI cable and sends it to the external audio device through a different cable.

Samsung TV HDMI ARC No Sound

Although one major benefit for those using an HDMI ARC cord is the ability to minimize the wires used to operate their TV, another advantage is the sound that is produced by using this cord. The sound which comes from an HDMI ARC cord is one that is clearer, more accurate, and thus, a better choice when you are trying to get quality sound without any lagging. However, if you are using this cord and there is no sound, what could be causing the issue?

If your Samsung TV HDMI ARC has no sound, the problem could lie within a loose connection. Go to the back of your television and check to make sure that the HDMI ARC cord has been securely inserted on both ends. To be sure, unplug the cord and insert it securely then see if sound is restored.

Samsung TV HDMI ARC Port Not Working

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You may not be having trouble with the HDMI ARC cord itself, but when you go to plug in this cord, you may notice that the actual port is not working on your Samsung TV. This can be a bit of a bigger concern, as this problem concerns the hardware of your television set, but there is a way to restore the function of this port without too much fuss. If you are using an HDMI ARC cord and the port on your Samsung TV is not working, take a look below for the solution,

If your Samsung TV HDMI ARC port is not working, first make completely sure that the cord is not the issue by replacing the current cord with a new one. If the port is still not working, try resetting your TV by unplugging it from its power source for three minutes before turning it back on.

Samsung TV HDMI ARC Stopped Working

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If you have been successfully using an HDMI ARC cord and have been able to have clear sound without interruption for some time, you may be surprised when the cord suddenly stops working and you are left with no sound coming from your Samsung TV. There are a few different ways to combat this problem though, so continue reading below to see what you can do when the HDMI ARC stops working on your Samsung TV,

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If the HDMI ARC has stopped working on your Samsung TV, check to make sure that the physical integrity of the cord has not been compromised. Look for any indentations, cuts, or obvious bends in the wire and if you see these, replace the cord with a new one to see if function is restored.

Samsung TV Not Showing/Detecting/Recognizing HDMI ARC

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To use the HDMI ARC cord properly, your Samsung TV has to be able to detect it in order for a connection to be made and function to ensue. Once this is completed, you should be able to have sound without any further work, however, some Samsung TV owners have found that once they have the cord inserted, their TV does not recognize the cord and they are not able to use their TV properly. If this is an issue you are experiencing, read below for the fix.

If your Samsung TV is not showing, detecting, or recognizing the HDMI ARC you have inserted, be sure that you have the Anynet + (HDMI-CEC) function has been activated on your TV. This activation will vary depending on your TV model, so follow the specific instructions for each model.

How Do You Set Up HDMI ARC On Samsung TV

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If you are at the very beginning of using an HDMI ARC cord with your Samsung TV, you may be looking for a bit of guidance when it comes to setting up this device with your TV. The process is really quite simple, but if one wrong move is made, it can upset the function of the cord and you

can be left with a TV that does not have sound as well as an HDMI ARC cord that is rendered useless. To see how to set up HDMI ARC on your Samsung TV, take a look below.

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To set up HDMI ARC on your Samsung TV, take the HDMI ARC cable and connect the cable to HDMI IN (ARC) port on your TV. Once you have this connected, take the other end of the cord and connect it to the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port on the speaker you are connecting and turn the speaker on to complete.

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