So, I purchased the Sony BDP-S480 and a Sony STR-DN1010 and seem to be encountering some problem. My setup consists of:
Vizio 55" LED LCD TV
The 1010 is connected to the Vizio via an HDMI cable
The DirecTV receiver is connected to the 1010 on HDMI 1
The Xbox 360 is connected to the 1010 on HDMI 2
The 480 is connected to the 1010 on HDMI 3
My problem pertains to the HDMI pass through. With pass through set to either ON or AUTO, the DirecTV receiver will send 2 channel audio to the Vizio when in STANDBY and when the 1010 is turned on, the DirecTV receiver sends a DD5.1 stream. That's what I expect it to do.
However, the Xbox 360 and 480 will NOT send a DD/DTS5.1 stream to the receiver when the 1010 is turned on. Both will output 2 channel audio to Vizio when in STANDBY, but I cannot get surround to work.
If I go into the 1010 HDMI Settings menu and select AMP instead of TV+AMP, then everything sends a DD/DTS5.1 signal to the receiver, BUT the two channel audio ceases to work in STANDBY
I've swapped HDMI cables and different HDMI inputs for different components, yet still only the DirecTV receiver outputs 2 channel in STANDBY and DD5.1 when the 1010 is on if TV+AMP is selected in the HDMI Settings menu. Anybody got any ideas? Before I call Crutchfield and try to send the 1010 back, is this how your 1010 works? Seems weird and I noticed when watching Skyline on Blu-Ray last night, that the menu was in DD/DTS5.1, but the movie would not play in surround if TV+AMP was selected.
EDIT: Just noticed another "problem". When I put the 1010 in STANDBY, it will turn itself completely off after 30 seconds or so. It wasn't doing this yesterday. Wonder if I get a dud or if I'm doing something wrong.
EDIT AGAIN: And now STANDBY doesn't cut off after 30 seconds. Me thinks this 1010 is going back home.
FINAL EDIT: M'eh. I called Crutchfield and RMA-ed the 1010 so it's going back tomorrow. Went ahead and ordered a Yamaha RX-V867. More features, but more money. C'est la vie.