ARC Problem: Samsung 64D8000 and Harman Kardon 3650

Home Cinema Guide may get a commission if you buy from a link marked with * on this page: about ads
By: Aric (Denver, CO)

Wondering if anyone has come across a similar issue, I have a new Samsung 64D8000 (with ARC function on the HDMI 2 port) hooked directly via high-speed Mediabridge ultra series 2 HDMI cable (supports 3D and ARC) to a new Harman Kardon 3650 (thru the monitor out ARC HDMI port).

My understanding is you can get the sound from TV (which is on my network with music, vids, etc) to push the sound through the receiver and home theatre speakers. I have tried everything I can find in the manuals to no avail. Only TV speakers.

One note, the TV reads the menus from the AVR onscreen, so it’s sorta working, just not backwards. I even have tried a 2nd HDMI cable, no luck.

Am I missing something here? I don’t see why it would have anything to do with the content from my CPU. I cannot even get 2 channel sound.

Anyone familiar with the HK or Samsung?

Thanks in advance,

Comments for ARC Problem – Samsung 64D8000 and Harman Kardon 3650:

ARC problem
by: Peter

Don’t know if the issue could be cable related? As 3d and some of the new sound formats, inc ethernet connection, requires HDMI VERSION 1.4 – and these cables are not cheap, in fact, they are quite expensive.

by: Anonymous

Have you turned “Anynet+” on? I have 64D8000 & Onkyo 608.

ARC problem – Samsung 64D8000 and Harman Kardon 3650
by: Frans

I had the same problem. It’s now working. First Anynet+ must active on the TV, and on the home system you have to select under the “AUX” button the option ARC.

home cinema guide logo

About The Author

Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has been a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment. You can find out more here.


The easiest way to contact the Home Cinema Guide is to use the contact form.

Alternatively, you can use the following methods:

For general inquiries:

For technical issues or content questions:

Mailing Address: 124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX

Phone Number: +44 20 8191 1391

Social: Facebook | Pinterest

Home Cinema Guide may get a commission if you buy from a link marked with * on this page: about ads