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For those with OSD issues, just to expand on what JD said in the quote above, there are certain combinations of video settings on the Denon and your TV's capabilities which may cause the OSD to not show up over HDMI.
I will give you an example of how it works from my AVR 789 (same as 1909) on my display, a Panny 11UK pro plasma which does NOT accept 480i over HDMI. This can be quirky so follow along...
- with a source which is going in/out via HDMI only, the OSD seems to show all the time. For example, my HD DVD player (DVD input) and my PS3 (VCR input) are hooked up with HDMI into the AVR, and HDMI out to the display, and when I hit the "menu" button the screen blanks out, the sound drops out, and it resyncs with the OSD over HDMI. This is true regardless of whether I have Video Convert on or off (I leave it OFF on these inputs as it is HDMI in/out) or what the i/p scaler is set to.
- with an analog video source converted to HDMI, the OSD will ONLY show up if the i/p scaler is on! For example, both my cable box and my Apple TV are hooked up with component video cables, then converted to HDMI output to my display. I have experimented with this, and if the i/p scaler is OFF (even if Video Convert is ON) the OSD will NOT show up on my display! The screen blanks out, but then I get a black screen with "no signal" message. As long as the i/p scaler is on (e.g. the 480i analog signal is converted to 480p or higher over HDMI) the OSD works fine.
So, even though the OSD is ostensibly 480i, it works just fine for my HDMI sources with i/p scaler turned off.... but it does NOT work for my analog video sources with i/p scaler turned off. Why? Who knows?? ... maybe with the HDMI/HDMI connection it queries my monitor and sees that it doesn't take 480i, and so automatically outputs the OSD as 480p or something...
So, Lagavulin, the moral of the story is that the video conversion settings on the receiver MIGHT be influencing the OSD. Especially since it started when you told it you weren't assigning things for that "DVD" input. If the OSD is not showing up, you may have to navigate to the "i/p scaler" settings via the front panel display and try out different settings.