Originally Posted by Classico
Technically, you should be able, in the set-up mode to change which component video input is associated with optical 1 without an issue. I am confused as to WHY you don't just buy a 2nd optical cable?
Denon's are designed to associate ONE audio input to ONE device. ONE video input to ONE device. In this way Denon allows you to set various parameters associated with that device and then REMEMBER those settings when you switch to that device.
I'm also assuming you are using OPTICAL because you have NO devices that use HDMI or SPDIF (cable). HDMI would solve a multitude of problems--if you can use it--and give you FAR BETTER SQ/PQ with your new 2809.
My TV only supports component for HD (very old CRT, even before DVI was on a lot of TVs), and only has two component inputs. I have an Xbox360, Zenith DVB-318 DVD player (hacked to upscale over component), and my HD cable box. The only device I have that will use coax audio is the DVD player. The receiver has only two optical inputs on the back, one being used by my CD changer, so that only leaves me with one optical input for both the Xbox (HDP input) and cable box (TV/CBL input). I have an optical splitter going 2-into-1 that works great, except now with the component video switching, I need to assign Optical 1 to both HDP and TV/CBL component inputs.
I COULD run the Xbox into the other component in on the TV and use the splitter on the TV/CBL input, but if the 2809 will let me, I'd rather just switch all the video through the AVR.
That's all until I can get my TH-50PZ800U, then it won't even be an issue because I'll be running HDMI.