I am using an EDGE with an Onkyo PR-SC885P and a Geffen HDMI over RGM extender (EXT-HDMI-5BNC). Source components are a Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Bluray player (HDMI & analog audio connections) and cable DVR (component/rca connections) and the Geffen sends the signal to a Pioneer Elite PRO-151FD. I have the BR player set up so that I can switch from HDMI audio or analog so I can use the DACs in the BR player for audio if I want.
My HT shop set up the system earlier this week and I didn't get a chance to play with it until early yesterday morning just before the Audyssey calibrator came over. I discovered that we could not get the menus, volume or surround info from the Onkyo to display on the 151FD; we could get the EDGE menus to come up. The original set up was done as outlined in DVDO's setup instructions - all video sources routed through the EDGE and then HDMI video going out to the Geffen, bypassing the Onkyo.
In order to calibrate the Audyssey you need the Onkyo menus, so we could do a work around, but decided to try to get it working so I could see volume, surround settings, etc while I watched TV. Long story short, we were focusing on the Onkyo menus and thought that we solved the problem since we saw the Onkyo menus on the screen. System gets calibrated, technician goes home and me happy.
Last night, however, when I was watching a movie using the analog outs from the BR player, there were obvious lipsync issues so I went to bring the EDGE menu up to try and fix it and I didn't get a menu displayed on any video source. So I switched to HDMI audio to finish the movie.short-term problem solved. So I guess we forgot to see if the EDGE menus would display this way.
In looking at the setup this morning, the Audyssey guy that did the work yesterday has now routed the video & audio via one HDMI cable from the EDGE through the Onkyo and then an HDMI out to the Geffen. I know from looking at the diagrams that the intent is to route all video content directly to the display with another HDMI cable for audio from the EDGE to the Onkyo, so this is not set up per the instructions. So, if this is causing the problem with the lack of EDGE menu access, does anyone know how I can get this set up so I can see both menus?