I recently hooked up my new RX-V673, and I'm having a problem. Currently, I have a DVD player hooked up (via component), with HDMI out to an LG LED TV. I can play DVDs fine, the sound and video function as expected. When I press "On Screen" the AVR menu comes up overlayed on the DVD image and I can go about changing settings and such. I have my settings for the DVD scene set fine.
However, when I change modes away from the DVD I get no on-screen menu. The TV reports no signal on the HDMI port. As an example, I put a USB stick in the front port, but it's a total pain to use without the on-screen menus. The manual seems to suggest that pressing "On Screen" will bring up the menu on the TV. It does not. I see "On Screen" displayed on the AVR, but my TV is in no-signal mode.
The same thing happens when I go to radio mode, or basically any other mode aside from the DVD input (on AV2). It's like the mode has to have a video element for the AVR menu to be shown. There is a setting for the background picture that I found--I'm assuming this picture is used as a background when there is no video feed from something like a DVD. I have yet to see any of the background pictures.
During this time, the red "HDMI OUT" on the AVR front panel is on. It may flash slowly for a period after pressing "On Screen", but nothing ever appears on the TV screen. I take this to be the handshaking between the AVR and the TV.
Does anyone have any idea what I'm missing here? Maybe there's a setting somewhere, although without an on-screen menu it's hard to tell. I don't understand why DVDs play fine, but the AVR can't display its own menu.