ARC (audio return channel)?
First post here I am looking for some light on a subject...
Ok here is the question;
If I hook a HDMI from my XBOX360 to my sony kdl60nx810 and also have a HDMI running back to my AVR using the ARC (audio return channel) will I get the same sound as I would get if I took the Xbox to the AVR first?
Why I am asking;
Sony in there wisdom made these cool scene modes, ie "Game Mode" which takes out the controller lag and "Cinema Mode" to optimize the video for a movie, but to my knowledge they did not put a discrete IR codes to get to them so I could just make the change in my harmony remote. So every time I want to play the xbox I would have to get into the scenes menu and make this change then remember to change it back when I go back to watching TV or a Bluray, you can see my problem. One fix I can think of would be to run two HDMI cables to the TV and set each input up and get the audio back into the AVR with the ARC. I would like the best of both worlds and have the bast sound and the best video. I will be getting a new AVR with two HDMI outputs at some point. But for the time being I think this would be the best way but am open to other ideas too...