I need some help with the setup of a 919 (which I think uses the same manual as the 1019). I am replacing an 8yr old inexpensive Sony. I currently have a Sony KDS-60A3000 HDTV, 5.1 speakers, an older zenith DVD player (upgrading to PS3 this yr) and DirecTV standard (upgrading to HDTV Uverse next week). I have only worked with the setup briefly (will have more time this weekend) and did not get very far - the manual seem to have gaps.
Anyway, I currently have the DVD hooked directly to the TV via Component with a digital coax to the receiver. I hooked up a HDMI cable from the receiver to HDMI port #1 on TV. I used the FM antenna off the old receiver - it had a plastic male adapter. Right now, the old satellite box hooked up to the receiver via composite. I have only had time to try speaker setup with the tuner, but seem to be having some issues.
1 - For some reason he speaker setup has defaulted to multizone and I am not sure that is the right setup. From the manual, I could not determine which setup should be used for 5.1. Normal seemed like for 6.1 or 7.1, I have no need for a zone 2, and I don't think I need bi amp or B. Which should I use and how do I change it to the right setup (if not mulit)?
2 - I tried to use the tuner (pressed the tuner input button near the top of the remote) and the display would show 87.5 FM briefly. But, I could not adjust the stations using the tuner +/-. I also never got any sound. Am I using the wrong button to set to tuner? I also plugged in the setup mic and got nothing.
3 - I never got the graphic setup display to work. I thought I could using the tuner (have not tried DVD yet). I tried pressing the home menu and got nothing. I also assumed that since I have the HDMI going to #1 on TV that I would need to change the TV to HDMI #1 to view the setup display. Is that correct? I did get have to get the speaker setup off zone 2 (the manual said it prevents some things from working).
4 - Should I run the DVD player video thru the receiver or leave it straight to the TV (TV seems to upscale ok).
5 - I have not heard any sound yet. What is a good volume to start since I am not familiar with db volume control?
6 - Anything I should know about setting up Uverse during the install and connecting to the receiver?
These may be some very basic questions and maybe I am doing something wrong, but I did not have too much trouble setting up my Sony. Thanks in advance for any help.