Solved! Newbie - HDMI or an HDMI ARC for Soundbar to TV

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Hi there, I purchased a 55 in. Samsung UHD 4K TV, both the TV and Soundbar have HDMI Arc inputs. Do I need an ARC cable specifically, or is just a regular HDMI cable fine to use? What difference would I hear with a ARC HDMI?

I'll have more questions later about coaxial cables. :pt1cable:

Thanks for any assistance!
Eileen
 
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So madmatt, given my question and posted as a newbie, if it were you what hdmi cables would you purchase?
 
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Thank you all for your help. Yesterday I did purchase Amazon basics, then I was reading about HDMI ARC and thought I may have purchased an incorrect HDMI. Sounds like I'll be just fine.
 

I misunderstood your question. ARC is not a cable thing, ARC is about a feature that is available on the HDMI ports on both TV and SB. Both must have it, consult manual to be sure.
 
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jsmithepa, Yes in my question, I said both TV and Soundbar do have ARC inputs, this is why I thought I needed ARC specifically.

 
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