Originally Posted by bas2001
The first video I posted was very good for 71. channel check. The second one goes through only 5.1 channel check even though it has 7.1 mentioned on video title. But none of them provide any audio on the surround or rear channels in my case.
The missing audio is forever - not just for few seconds. Until I do a factory reset on the receiver, it doesn't provide any audio from those inputs.
No, I am not using banana plugs at this point even though I was thinking about it. But I am sure I have the speakers connected perfectly. The test tone and autocal go through correct speakers without any problems and provides audio. And as I mentioned in the original post above, it is mainly the channel check test videos I have trouble with when it comes to testing all 7 speakers and subwoofer. When I watch a 5.1 or 7.1 movie, I do hear audio from surround and rear speakers. Mainly concerned if it is the right audio I am getting from those. Other than the missing audio issue which requires factory reset.
For playing online videos, I am using WD TV Media Player. It is connected via HDMI. I also have same video downloaded to hard disk connected to it.
I guess I can't really help you too much, unfortunately. I would just start isolating things (which you probably have tried). Unplugging certain other devices and see if that fixes it.
I did have a conflict where I needed to reassign the input because I was using optical for audio and my hdmi was using the same input (both audio and video). Also make sure you are not using the same input for analog and digital (2 devices using the same default inputs (but different type of connections). Hard to explain - but meaning video 1 for analog (let's say the wii) and hdmi video 1 for digital (bd player). They are both assigned to the same sony inputs. Check the manual for defaults - they are on page 89 of the manual. They can be reassigned by pressing the options key once you get into the gui for devices.
Other things to try:
switching hdmi cables to a 1.4a or better on the WD TV player.
Upgrading the firmware of every device (including the receiver). What version are you currently running on the STRDN1030?
Switching the connection inputs (mentioned above). move the WD connection to hdmi 3 or something.
Hope one of these things does it for you. A weird thing, that's for sure. It does kind of sound like you have a conflict with the device connections
but I can't be sure - just trying to help isolate the issue. A pain in the neck for you, no doubt.
Found this - I think it could be your device and not the receiver bu you said works with your other receiver...hmmm..
Good luck! Hope it works out.