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Hdmi connection

By eiffel
Sep 24, 2014
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  1. Hello,
    Sony KDL-32R410b TV has only two hdmi inputs , one is HDMI MHL other is HDMI ARC.
    I have a dvd player with a regular plug HDMI output.I do not own a receiver compatible with the ARC function.
    My question is if I can connect my dvd player to ARC TV HDMI socket.In this case it is possible to damage the TV?
    Thank you.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,308   +617

    Background:
    what the heck is MHL? Think of it as a technology that turns a common MicroUSB cable into an HDMI cable, but with a few special features. MHL stands for Mobile High-definition Link, and it's the brainchild of a group of companies—including Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony and Toshiba—that wanted a specification that could be used to connect smart phones, tablets, and other devices to an HDTV.​

    HDMI 1.4 introduces two features called ARC (audio return channel) and HEC (HDMI Ethernet channel).​
     
  3. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

    If it were my equipment, I would contact Sony customer support.
    Only time I asked for some help in a shop (Sony Center) they knew the answer and gave me a card with more contact details if needed, and I didn't even buy anything.
    Would hope you would find the same.
     

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