First, this forum and thread has been an absolute wealth of knowledge for me, so thanks to all the posters. The 1020-K is my first receiver since my Pioneer was stolen about 10 years ago. Due to having to move around so much over the last decade I wasn't able to set up a home theater and so a lot of new receiver technology had passed me by (this is my apology for AV ignorance). Basically, I am in fierce learning mode and AVS has been a great resource.
Hopefully, someone can provide insight to what is probably a very elementary issue (and somehat associated with a previous question from another poster). Currently, I have a Motorola HD/DVR cable box provided by Comcast
. I am running composite video and analog out. However, the DVR cable box has an HDMI as well as digital audio out ports.
If I run HDMI from the cable/DVR box to the receiver, is it simply connected to one of the numbered HDMI ports on the receiver?
If so, is the HDMI the only cable I would need out of the DVR/cable box or would I also have to provide an analog audio or optical audio cable to ensure the DVR records (i.e. treat the DVR like a DVD player - p27 of manual)? I understand that HDMI is audio/video, but the manual doesn't provide info specifically on DVR/cable boxes with HDMI.
Also, page 23 of the manual provides info regarding TV setup and I do have HDMI connected. However, the manual states that in order to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, there must be either an analog or optical
cable connected, which I don't but hear audio fine. Is this connection simply if I want audio to eminate from my TV speakers?
Thanks in advance for any info you may have! Sorry for the long-winded post.