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UltraRokooUser
Level 7

Ultra w/ Arc TV & Soundbar

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Can I use an HDMI splitter to send my Roku Ultra (4660, 4661, 4662 series) signal to the Arc port on my Soundbar and TV simultaneously or do I need a TV w/ multiple Arc inputs?

Or am I confused about the right way to make the most of all 3 device’s video and audio capabilities (4K, Doby Atmos, etc)?

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Ultra w/ Arc TV & Soundbar

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There is no reason for the roku ultra be plugged into an arc input, no audio can or needs to go back to the ultra. Unlike a soundbar, which needs to be attached to an arc input, so you can hear the audio from the roku ultra which is attached to your tv by regular hdmi input. Hdmi-arc is for two-way traffic of signals, your Ultra is only one-way. 

Edmund
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Tivoburkee
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Ultra w/ Arc TV & Soundbar

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There is no reason for the roku ultra be plugged into an arc input, no audio can or needs to go back to the ultra. Unlike a soundbar, which needs to be attached to an arc input, so you can hear the audio from the roku ultra which is attached to your tv by regular hdmi input. Hdmi-arc is for two-way traffic of signals, your Ultra is only one-way. 

Edmund
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UltraRokooUser
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Re: Ultra w/ Arc TV & Soundbar

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Thank you, and that’s what I thought until my picture quality noticeably improved after I plugged the Roku into my TV’s arc port instead of its regular HDMI. This is on a 2019 Sony Bravia and the model is in the $2k range, so I thought this was odd.

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