I have NO CLUE what I am doing!
Got my Onkyo HT-S3300 on Monday. Good thing it was a rainy day, spent most of the day setting things up. At the end both front speakers, and subwoofer worked.
Spent an hour today, removed the DVD/ VCR unit from the mix, and got the center speaker working.
Can't get the Onkyo setup menu up on the TV screen unless I disconnect the HDMI cable.
How do I test the rear speakers to see if they are working? Watching Jeopardy with my 83 y.o. Dad doesn't do it, lol! I tried tuning in MTV (first time I EVER used that channel) but nothing came out the rear speakers. I am using the Rocketfish wireless rear speaker kit; had both the receiver and transmitter from that connected, with the solid red light, which means they are communicating, so that bit is fine.
Second q: can I connect the DVD/ VCR player from 2002, with no HDMI connections, to this mix at all? Owner's manual says it is Dolby Digital, and Compact Disc Digital Audio. If yes, er, HOW? I had the cable going from the FIOS set top box into this DVD/VCR unit, then a cable out of this and into the TV, and that is when I could not get the TV setup menu to acknowledge the HDMI cable from the Onkyo receiver at all so no center speaker. Removed all that to get the center speaker working.
Sitting on the floor with 3 remotes, 3 manuals, and 3 boxes (set top box, dvd/vcr, and Onkyo receiver) is NOT fun, although my 5 dogs through it was was great I was down there, lol.