Originally Posted by batpig
You guess correctly. 3D support started with the xx11 models.
I have no idea what you mean by the "number of assignments".
I finally found the spot in the manual that talks about it. On page 38 under item 8-"Assign Input sources to input connectors."
Here's my situation: the new DTV HR34 supports 3D, but this AVR does not, so I have to run the HDMI out of the HR34 directly to the TV. The HR34 has a coaxial digital out which I will connect to a digital coaxial input on the receiver. I will have to assign that coaxial input to an "Input Source", probably SAT. That's an assignment.
Here's what I'm asking: there are 3 digital coaxial inputs and 3 digital optical inputs. There are 4 HDMI inputs, and various other inputs on the back of the receiver. I believe their are fewer "Input Sources" than there are back panel connections. So that's why I was asking about the max number of assignments.
Do you see any problem with connecting only the coaxial out of the HR34 to the coaxial input of the AVR and the HDMI out of the HR34 directly to the TV. I'm already doing that with my Oppo 93, I connect one HDMI to the TV and the second HDMI to the AVR. This will be a little different, with only audio into the AVR. I'm wondering if I'll have any audio sync issues.
Another question about these various "Input Sources". They have names like DVD, HDP, TV/CBL, SAT, VCR, DVR, V.AUX, CD, SIRIUS. Are these just labels are must those input sources be strictly used for what the label says. You have to hook up your blu-ray player to the DVD assignment, and the DVR has got to go to DVR input source. Or, if I wanted, could I hook up the DVR to VCR?