After wading through 32 pages of this thread, plus the old one, I still need help. Is there some source of assistance in understanding how to use the remote? And how to hook up the components so they relate to the buttons on the remote? And to employ a universal remote?
I've had my SC-122 since the beginning of the year, and can't relate the HDMI inputs in the rear to the buttons on the remote or the charts on pages 29 and 39 of the manual. The dilemma has come to a head since I bought a Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote to simplify my system, and so my wife can use it on her own. She's been out of the loop since I got this receiver, added 3D components, and dropped the cable box for a Tivo XL4. The other components include a Sony BDP-S790 3D BluRay player, Roku 2 to listen to amazon Cloud, a Panasonic TC-P65GT50 65" plasma 3D TV, Nintendo Wii, Samsung VHS/DVD recorder/player, and a KdLinks HD-680, which I have no idea what it does or why I got it (I thought it might enable to use my computer somehow). All are connected via HDMI cables, and all except the VHS/DVD player are part of our Wi-Fi network.
All I really use is the Tivo for cable, Sony for movies and CDs, and the Roku to downstream amazon cloud. And of course the TV to watch. I've spent the past three days online, as in this forum and others, on the phone, and trying to decipher the manuals. I hope to get the Harmony to enable us to watch TV and listen to music. The Wii can go on its own if need be. The Samsung is really only intended to copy VHS to DVD and need not be part of the system. Maybe some day I'll get around to figuring out the kdlinks.
The receiver sounds great, and does what I want it to, clumsily. I'm happy with the MCACC 5.1 set-up; my aging, combat veteran ears don't need to worry about crossovers, 4k passthrus and such.
50 years ago I cared more about hi-fi. Now I just want to listen to CCR, watch Clint Eastwood, and let my wife check her food channels after I go to bed.
Any basic tips?