Hello AV Forum Members!
I have a Sony HX929 55” TV and a Denon 3312 amp/receiver. When I bought the Denon (right after the Sony TV) three years ago, I was drawn to the ARC function. I thought it would be great to turn on the TV and also have the AV unit turn on automatically with one button. I currently have a high speed HDMI cable connected between the Denon “Monitor Out ARC #1
” slot and the “HDMI Input ARC A” slot on the TV. ARC works fine like it’s supposed to. I also have a Panasonic BDT-210 Blu-Ray player connected with a HDMI cable between the player “HDMI Out” slot and the Denon “HDMI Assignable #1
BD” slot. I have an internal TV antenna connected to the TV – just removed the cable box. So other than the four sets of speaker wires and one subwoofer cable, nothing else is connected to the Denon. I have assigned both the “TV” and “BD” buttons on the remote to “Zone Select “M”.
During the power on sequence, the TV turns on, then the Denon switches on from Standby mode and overrides the TV audio with its own audio source. The Panasonic BD player also powers on and automatically establishes priority over the TV when the players’ “Home” menu is displayed.
I would prefer that the power on sequence be that the TV take priority and stay on and the BD player remain on Standby or off until I’m ready to use it. To clarify, I’d like to set it up so that the BD player is independent and doesn’t power on with the player menu popping up automatically on the TV screen. I just bought a Harmony 650 remote, thinking I could separate everything out and resolve the issue that way. While it’s convenient, it does not resolve my “problem”. I have to press the Harmony “TV” button to get back to watching the TV. I shouldn’t have to do that, right?
I’ve double and triple-checked all of my HDMI cable connections and settings to assure that everything is working the way it’s supposed to. While troubleshooting, I don’t see any options in the Panasonic BDT-210 menu (or product manual) to turn HDMI off to make it independent of the TV and amp. On the main menu of the player, there is a setting called “HDMI Out” but it is greyed out and not adjustable.
This is a very basic setup that should work properly with very minimal adjustments to the default settings. Does anyone have this same combination of equipment, or close to it, who could advise me on the correct settings to make the device power-on sequence work in the order it should? Thanks in advance for your help! This is really driving me crazy!!