Originally Posted by Pod2Vibe
Btw, Love the new setup that the 2016's have with the JWM6A right next to the TV. Might need to figure out a way to add to my 2015. We all have to use the dash mounted Jensen for all of our audio needs.
It was indeed a welcome surprise as I wasn't aware prior to delivery that it was a new feature.
Originally Posted by kysunseekermbs
Hey I know the answer and have the same equipment setup as you. Check your TV menu while on appropriate input go to sound options menu and choose audio out through hdmi. I did this and it worked perfectly. Let me know if you need exact menu labels and I can check tomorrow.
Well it turns out that I have figured out the JWM6A. There's two HDMI cables plugged into the TV, one leads to the back of the JWM6A and the other to an auxiliary HDMI port on the upper shelf that I suspect is for a satellite receiver or something. Anyway I swapped the two HDMI cables on the back of the TV, which appears to have solved multiple nuances.
The TV audio now comes through the JWM6A when it's in the HDMI ARC mode. And
now when I plug my iPad into the HDMI port on the upper shelf not only does the video come through on the TV (which it always had) but so does the audio. Previously the only way I had gotten the audio to come through (on an iPad movie) the JWM6A was to use an audio cable with the unit on an Aux input. It seems that I have gotten all functions to work properly: TV (w/ audio through JWM6A), iPad (movies via HDMI & audio through JWM6A), BT music streaming from mobile devices, DVD & of course the stereo.
I also managed to clean up the rats nest of wires behind the JWM6A (and vacuum more sawdust) and route an Apple lightening cable through the back so the lightening end is on the upper shelf by the HDMI port and the USB end is in the cabinet adjacent to the JWM6A where I can use a 12v cigarette adapter to keep the iPad charged while watching movies. I also finally snagged the final errant screw that was rolling around in there, which brings the total in that one area to four.
So I guess this just leaves the other question of the in dash cutting in/out. Not sure I'm going to be able to tackle that one on my own. Thanks again everyone for all your input and assistance.