Originally Posted by batpig
I believe that you can't just turn off the receiver. According to the instructions you need to power down the TV and the receiver, and then turn the TV back ON and the AVR should be passing through.
See the instructions on pg 49 -- notice that step 5 is to turn the tv OFF! it should also turn the AVR off, and then when you power the TV back on the "standby source" should be passing through.
yes sir thanks so much.. stupid sequential steps... i have thrown away my paper copy of my owners manual. it is absurd really.. i have never seen anything so poorly laid out. i have read field manuals in the army that made more sense.
i have found that if you download the manual on pdf then search the entire pdf for what section you are working on, adobe lists all 17 pages that will cover your topic all nice and neat and in the same place. much better..
there is really never a need to switch on the fly from surround sound to tv listening so i guess it isnt that big of a deal...
i believe that this receiver is much better than my 5.1 pionerr vsx-519. the tech papers of the denon specifically ( http://www.usa.denon.com/AVR_4_Digit...xx10_v0529.pdf
) state that it supports 1080p/24fps. i dont believe the 519 supported it, and it was essentially causing the signal to be downconverted (maybe not a good word to use) into a 1080p/30fps. i believe the video capabilities of this receiver is much better and is what i am looking for. not sure if the denon would out perform the similarily powered 919 or 1019 of the pioneer line...