We just bought a new AVR-E400 receiver for a 5.1 home theater system. So far, it is working ok.
We need some help getting our Kindle Fire to function with the receiver. We have tried connecting the Kindle to both the front HDMI as well as the Media Player HDMI input in the back of the receiver, but in neither case did the picture or audio come through the receiver to the TV or speakers. When we plug the Kindle directly into the HDMI on the TV, it plays fine. What are we missing?
We also seem unable to get surround sound from our Directv box. We are connected to the receiver via RCA outputs. Do we need to upgrade to an HD DirectTV box to get the HDMI outputs? Any suggestions?