Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Rob, the D2 remote has two different buttons for On and Off. "On" is the upper right red button (labeled "POWER"). "Off" is the red button near the middle (labeled "SSP OFF").
Your issue with two of the HDMI inputs could be many things, including the worst case that those two inputs are actually faulty. But the most likely thing is simply operator error in your configuration of the sources themselves or the Anthem Setup / Source Select stuff. Take a little more time to get familiar with how Setup works, and if you haven't found an obvious answer, then give Anthem tech support a call.
Your issue with on screen display of the Setup menu is odd. The only thing I can think of is that you have turned off (bypassed) the OSD in the Setup / Displays & Timeout menu.
Bob, I went back into the HT before reading your post. Let's just say that you were correct on all counts! No surprise there.
Whatever I did with the OSD, it was working when I turned the D2 back on. Went into the setup/source select menus and changed the inputs to HDMI on a couple of them. All of them are working now.
I have my SA 8300HD connected via HDMI. It works. My goodness, the sound quality I am getting even from my Cable is so much better than what I had before, I am simply flabbergasted. I don't know how much of this is due to the HDMI connection and how much is the D2, but I would think it is mostly the D2.
I do get some audio "popping" sometimes when changing channels, and the occassional temporary blue screen, but it isn't horrible. I don't do a ton of channel surfing on my big screen, so I may stay with the HDMI connection intead of going to component. Especially if it means giving up anything in terms of SQ. Did I mention how much of an improvement there is in SQ even with cable!?!?!
Watched a little more blu-ray. I started getting some brief blue screen flashes when outputting 1080i from the Pioneer Elite. This was strange as it hadnt happened the first time I was watching at that resolution. I went into the Pioneers menu and selected "auto" for the resolution. I thought this would make it output 1080p/24. But, I have the D2 outputting 1080i/60 to the RS1 (for now).
I obviously have a LOT more tweaking to do. Haven't even skimmed the surface yet. I still can't get over the improvement in SQ, and I haven't even calibrated my audio levels yet. Bass is noticeably improved. Why would that be? I would think a processor pretty much just passes the .1 signal to the sub, but it sure seems to sound (feel) better to me.
Haven't tried any SD DVD's via 480i yet. Will probably get to that tomorrow.
Anyway, my initial reaction to the D2: