New to the site - gotten lots of good info in this forum. Thanks to all for your time and expertise. I just got the 2807 earlier today, and have spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out connections...
I have a ComCast Motorola DCT6412 HD cable box, Sony SXRD TV (2 HDMI inputs), and Samsung DVD player with HDMI output. Two questions:
1 - I can not get a picture connecting the cable box through the receiver to the TV (all HDMI); I get a flashing green screen, but audio comes across no problem. Based on the numerous previous posts this seems to be a problem with the cable box, but can someone please confirm? Do I just need to wait for the cable company to update their capabilities? In the meantime, is it better to go component/optical into the receiver and HDMI to the TV, or HDMI to the TV and optical to the receiver?
2 - My components are behind a cabinet, and one of the reasons I bought this receiver was to be able to show the receiver's volume level on my TV. However I have not been able to come up with a configuration that allows this. The manual seems to say that on-screen information can be passed through HDMI, but I have not had any luck, unless I use the single RCA video connection from the cable box to the receiver, and HDMI to the TV. This, of course, gives a very poor picture.
Any help would be very much appreciated. I have given up on my own capability to figure this out...and the manual is of no help.