EXACTLY same here. I also tried everything and the closest I got to HDMI pass-through was EXACTLY the same as you...power off the rcvr and you get the TV saying "Switching Audio to internal spkrs" and then you get 1-3 seconds of it working..then.....LOS (loss of signal)...
My TV is specifically marked with "ARC" on HDMI 1...but it must be a 'different' implementation cause it's a black hole to the 1021. Funny thing though...no matter WHICH HDMI the PS3 is on (rcvr or TV) it will turn everything on and do audio/video pass through...(Sony TV has some kind of incestious thing going on....just kidding...I know it's the Bravia link)...This 'share the love' almost made me take the 1021 back for a Sony rcvr...almost. (see internet / air play apps comment)
I just ran the HDMI from my TW cable box to the TV then optical from TV to the 1021...works but not happy. Here's my setup...
This works for what I want it to do....I actually jam in a set of Bose headphones a lot...especially if I want to play XBOX and the house is asleep. I have the bluetooth Sony headphones for the PS3.
I got the killer VSX-521 deal on Woot! for $139 shipped when they had the blowout sale 2 weeks ago. I was going to install it when I said the HE77 with it and bought an open box 1021 at BB for a lot more....but I really like the airplay, internet radio, and the iPad control apps. To me that was worth the $$$ for the upgrade.
I am LOVING sitting on the couch and listening to songs on my network through airplay then jumping over to listen to trance music from Algeria...way cool. Have had NO stutters or drops and I bet I put 3 hours straight on mine as soon as I could get Deadmau5 to load.
So...everyone...I am picking my speakers and I usually stay 'in brand'...I am tone deaf so I don't need $1000 reference speakers...here's what I have snagged so far for a inexpensive 5.1 system...(under $200)
1x Pioneer SW-8 Powered Sub (NE sale last week for $79)
4x Pioneer SP-BS21 (NE sale last week for $49 per pair)
I might pick up a pair of Pioneer SP-FS51 floor speakers and replace the front BS21's. Not because they suck but because I like the 'old school' look of the floor standing ones...
What I need help with is...my center channel...I HATE the size and roundness of the Pioneer SP-C21...YECH!....
Anyone have suggestions?
Pics to follow...I know the rules...no pics-no happen...
Originally Posted by ChronoMATT
I just picked up a 1021 the other day The only problem I am having that is common among many is with HDMI Pass Through capability, specifically playing my cable box when the 1021 is turned off.
I have followed manual instructions (turning HDMI Control "on", etc,) and those found from others here, and got this far: When turning off the 2021 while watching my cable box, the cable's video signal will remain on and the sound switches to TV's speakers for a few seconds and then both turn-off. During this process, the front face plate's red HDMI light remains on for the few seconds and then turns off as the cable signal does. There is obviously a switching issue going on here.