Originally Posted by facke02
I use a SR cable between my Kuro and 01. The 01 always comes up on HDMI1/Cable when it powers up. I also leave my cable box on all the time, it only has a toggle power on/off.
Guys, since we debated this very topic a while ago, I contacted pioneer about this issue. Here is the copy of the email I sent them:
I have a VSX-03 receiver hooked up to my Elite 111FD plasma via HDMI input 4. I have a Directv HD DVR connected the HDMI 1 input on the Receiver so I can watch TV on the plasma.
Everytime that I enable HDMI control to get all those benefits, the receiver does NOT remember the last input setting (HDMI 1). It powers on the last input, but then always defaults back to the TV Sat input (which has NOTHING connected to it). This is extremely frustrating, since I have to manual reset the input every time I want to watch anything on my TV, defeating one of the benefits of HDMI control. I have looked through every setting on the receiver and the TV, and have not been successful.
Every other receiver I have ever owned did not exhibit this behavour. Clearly there is a problem between the 111 and the 03 talking to each other. I explicitly bought all pioneer gear (03 and BluRay 05) to go with my 111 based on how it was supposed to be all be integrated and provide seamless operation.
Please let me know how I can solve this auto-switching/defaulting back to TV SAT problem and still maintain all the benefits of HDMI control. Thank you very much."
And here is the fabulously informative and ridiculous answer that I got back:
This is not a malfunctions with the receiver. When you use HDMI Control the receiver will always default back to TV Sat. Only way for this not to happen is not to use HDMI Control.
(name blanked out)
Customer Service Representative
Worst. Decision. Ever.
I sent an email back to them asking for more information and an explanation for the logic of having the receiver default back to a NON-High Def signal on a receiver that clearly was built and designed for HD. Not to mention the fact that they offering HDMI control as a benefit of the receiver with all the goodies of on-screen volume control, etc., then basically saying that you need to turn it off if you want to have the receiver stay on an HDMI input. (sound of me bashing head against wall repeatedly).
Heard nothing back yet. Big surprise.
Oh...and yes..I do realize that you can
just program a Harmony remote to have it change the input back...however for the price pio charges for this thing, it's ridiculous to me that it does this.