Hey guys, so I thought I had posted here in the past, but I guess I hadn't. First off, I love this receiver, it's definitely been everything I could have hoped for in a first receiver, paired with some Klipsch speaker, and a sub, I've been VERY impressed. However, I've always had one issue, that's really more of an inconvenience than anything else...
So, my setup is as such: I've got the receiver plugged into the TV (Samsung LED 6000 series) via ARC HDM output, that is all that's plugged into the TV, everything else is through the receiver. In the receiver we've got, Xbox 360, PS3, Chromecast, and a spare HDMI cable for hooking computers up if need be. I've set them all to their own separate channels (Xbox = Game, PS3 = STB, Chromecast = Cable/Sat), ANYNET+ (HDMI-CEC) on the TV, and receiver, so that when I turn off the TV, it shuts down the receiver, or, the more frequent (ideal) case, is that when I push something to Chromecast, it should turn on the receiver, and the TV, and go to the correct source (Cable/Sat) automagically. Here's where the issue lies.
Instead of that working like I want it to, here's what happens (using the Chromecast for this example): I push the cast button in Netflix on my phone, and the TV turns on, that's it, the receiver won't turn on unless I press the Cable/Sat button, then when it does turn on, it sits at the Chromecast screen for 3-7 seconds, then flashes to the TV source, I'm not sure why. It does this for every source. So as another example, I turn on the PS3, I then have to manually turn on the TV, and press teh STB source on the receiver remote, at which point it shows the PS3 screen for a few seconds, before flashing to the TV source.
I'm not sure if I just have something configured wrong or if I need to do a reset or something, OR if this is just a known recognized issue, and I'm wanting too much from it. Please let me know, I'm open to ANY input, as getting this resolved would be immensely helpful!
I'm also not 100% positive that it's an issue with the receiver, I'm sort of almost convinced it could be a shortcoming of the TV and how it utilizes Anynet+, since it seems to me like the Chromecast sends the initial CEC request (which for some reason the receiver doesn't pick up on) which the TV gets, then when I turn the receiver on, it detects that the TV is on and switches to that source. Which makes it seem like this would work much better if the Chromecast were connected directly to the TV, however the practicality of that is also low, since the TV is mounted on a wall, so having as few cables up there as possible is ideal, however, worst case scenario, I could put it up there I suppose.
Sorry for rambling, any help is GREATLY appreciated!