Originally Posted by techcollector25
Cool this is an interesting receiver with so many problems and so much potential, keep up posted.
I still can not make this receiver work with my Brighthouse Cable Box and Mitsubishi 73' HDTV through the HDMI
I am running HDMI from the cable box to the Sherwood 972, and then to the TV with HDMI
Sometimes, I get sound, but then no picture on the TV!
I just played with it for nearly an hour, and still no picture!
And, when I did get a picture with sound, it took nearly an act of God!
I am sick of this ****, and plan to go right from the cable box to the TV, instead of through the Sherwood.
My G/F could not watch Duck Dynasty on TV tonight, and nearly killed me!
Beware guys, this thing is quirky as all hell.
But still, it has awesome sound quality.
It is an overly complicated bitch to use, set up, and operate, be warned.
Not for the faint of heart, that;s for sure.
I have just begun to scratch the surface of what this thing is capable of, and it is truly mind boggling.
The remote sucks, and the display is hard, if not impossible to read, even inches away!
The silver buttons on the front are not clearly marked, and it is all too easy to push the wrong one, and drive yourself nuts.
I can see it will probably take me a year or 2 to even come close to mastering this thing, and even then, it is far from a family friendly device!
It is kind of like owning a very mean, one person Dog.
My G/F and my 32 year old Son were able to operate my previous receivers, but not this thing.
They constantly call me into the living room, for this and that, all caused by this receiver.
No picture, no sound, no surround, no nothing, 1/2 the time!
Do NOT buy this receiver, unless you are the most hard core, technically proficient audiophile, and can see well too!
It will test your patience, and nearly make you give up.
We had a power failure here in the Tampa area today. I played with it for over an hour, and still could not watch TV, because of the HDMI Issues!
No matter what, I could not get a picture to come over the HDTV, but I did get sound.
I got tired of messing with it, and tomorrow, I will bypass the Sherwood, and go direct from the cable box, to the TV.