Been using the receiver for couple of weeks now. First had everything going through receiver then to tv.
Had to change that because for whatever reason my cable box would reset itself and default to a 480p setting every time I set the receiver to that input. Not sure why and couldn't fix other than getting up and manually changing it at the box each time.
So Then i decided to switch everything to run through tv with coax audio out to receiver (which is how I had it with my old Onkyo receiver with no probs). All worked and gave added benefit of being able to adjust picture settings on each input.
Problem I noticed the other day is that I could not get my ps3 to output surround when playing a blu ray while connected this way. Changed all sorts of settings and no luck.
So I decided to move the PS3 to input to the receiver first, and that worked perfectly, now getting signal sent via PCM.
Now here is something weird I have noticed though. When playing around with all the PS3 setting to get things to work (when it was still set through tv first), I ended up losing all audio. I figured I selected an incompatible audio format. But what was weird, Even when I changed inputs on tv and receiver, and even when I powered down/up everything i still had no audio on any input except for the HMG when using AirPlay. I thought perhaps I fried my receiver somehow.
I unplugged everything then powered back up and all was restored. That's when I switched the PS3 input to receiver first and got it all working. Then last night I'm playing Halo Anniversary. The Xbox is still running through the tv first then to receiver via coax. I switched the game and tv to 3D mode and boom, lost all audio again, even on other inputs. Had to unplug everything like last time to get audio working again.
Now the common denominator in these 2 instances where I lost audio was when the input of the device was running through the tv then coax out to receiver. But even if when switching to 3d mode it fried something, why would I lose audio on other inputs and have to unplug to restore?
Could this be because of the coax connection from tv to receiver somehow? I never had any problems like this with my Onkyo, so its very frustrating.
This receiver is great and has more features than my 5 year old entry level Onkyo but I never had any problems at all with my old set up. This one on the other hand is causing me some headaches.
Anyone else have this or similar issues? You think my receiver might be bad? It could be I'm having an issue with the TV since it is that coax input that was on when I "fried" my receiver both times but that would be a strange coincidence to have the problem at the same time I switch receivers.
So What ya think? Could my receiver be bad? The tv perhaps?
Btw I have a Mitsubishi 82-738 DLP, x360, ps3, apple tv, and Comcast dx3400 stb/ all connected. PS3 and Apple TV direct to receiver via hdmi then to tv via hdmi. Cable box and Xbox have their own input to tv then the tv does audio out via coax to receiver.