I'm not exactly a home theater genius, but I've hooked up enough video game consoles that I feel like I have a grasp on things. Last year I bought a decent home theater rig. Big 4k tv, 4k player, 5.1 soundbar. At first I had it so the 4k player sent video to the tv, and the sound came out the soundbar. I don't remember exactly, maybe an optical cable? Anyway, this caused the sound to delay by a fraction of a second, which drove me absolutely insane. I spent days tweaking the audio delay settings to no avail.
I then routed the 4k player through my soundbar's HDMI, which I then cabled the soundbar out to the tv through the ARC output. Blu Ray works wonderful. Sound was perfect. But apparently 4k won't go through ARC?
I wired it exactly how one tech forum said (4k -> hdmi ->soundbar -> ARC hdmi -> tv) which is how the blu rays work. One other tech forum says 4k doesn't go through ARC at all. And yet another lone guy said he fixed it by using 8k eARC cables instead of 4k HDMI. This one had no followup or confirmation.
So surely there's a way to put my 4k through my soundbar ARC to my tv? Or did I waste a whole buncha money? I just really want to watch Into the Spiderverse and Fury Road and John Wick 3 in 4k glory and shake the walls with my speakers.