Originally Posted by TSecovnie
It's not the Harmony remote, it was doing that before I set it up. When I use the receiver remote to power on, it switches to TV/SAT after about 5 seconds. I'll try disabling Kuro Link and changing the system setup when I get home from work.
This is my setup:
Pioneer 919 (HDMI out to tv)
Samsung 58" Plasma
DirecTV HD box (HDMI out to HDMI 1 input)
Samsung BD-P1600 (HDMI out to BD input)
2x Klipsch XB-10 bookshelf speakers
Another dumb question, I'm currently using a 2 channel setup with my two Klipsch bookshelf speakers, I ran the MCACC and my receiver automatically sets itself to STEREO. What setting should I set the receiver to? TrueHD?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to help a beginner like myself
I'm using a Harmony 670 without a problem. I did the following to avoid any clashes with the Harmony:
1. Set the KURO Link to off.
2. Set any other HDMI CEC implementations for other components to off.
3. Check your Power on sequence, make sure your components are powering on the way you want them to. I have my TV on first, the 1019 second, other components follow depending on your activity - Ex: "Watch FIOS" (renamed) does:
a. - TV on.
b. - 1019 on.
c. - FIOS HD DVR on.
d. - (On 1019) Select TV/SAT
e. - (On TV) - selct HDMI Port 1
so on. I also mapped the HDMI-1 port to TV/SAT.
As to the setting, it should have detected your speakers, stereo applies to your sound processing, so you must have a stereo signal coming into the 919.
TrueHD and other Hi def codecs are part of the input signals, and are not settings controlled by the 919/1019. If you have a BluRay player, for example, you might pop in "The Dark Knight". If you look at its sound settings (in languages), you may see several choices - TrueHD, DTS-HD-MA, Dolby Digital, etc. (I'm not sure which choice is available). If you select one of these, the movie will play using that sound selection.
The reason you might want to do this is that some of these (DTS-HD-MA, TrueHD) are lossless codecs. This means that all of the sound that was in the original movie master was caught when copied to the disk and will be replayed when it's fed to the 1019, which is responsible for decoding the sound. So selecting these is good, because all of the sound from the original movie is being replayed. The alternative is using the "lossy" codecs like Dolby Digital, etc. which are still very good, but lose some of the sound as they are being played off the disk.
The good thing is that the 919 and 1019 are capable of decoding these advanced sound codecs and will handle all (lossy and lossless) very well.
These codecs will be generated by your player and will be detected automatically by the receiver and decoded. The use of codecs is not limited to BluRay or HD-DVD, all media sources use them, so you may see your TV broadcast switch from STEREO to DIGITAL when it detects a commercial and then switches to an HD broadcast that supports multichannel 5.1 or some other configuration.
In your case, you will still see the TrueHD if you have a player that can generate it - for instance, my HD-DVD player supports this, so I set it up to bitstream its data to the 1019 and the TrueHD notice lights up.
Since you have a two channel system, the lossless TrueHD signal will downmix to a two channel signal and you'll get that sound.