Greetings, all. I have an issue that I haven't been able to figure out. Last Christmas, we picked up the Sony 55" HX729, and a Marantz SR5005 AVR. Nice setup on both counts. Haven't made the jump to satellite HD, as money has been tight, need to take out some trees, etc. Using Dish Network---happily I might add---for 12 years now, and will move to the Hopper system in the next couple of months.
Not sure if it's the TV, the AVR, the satellite receiver, or some combo of how they're setup and interact. I'm pretty sure I have the settings consistent between input settings, both for video and audio, but something is clearly amiss.
The AVR has a setting for SAT, which goes through HDMI, and TV, which goes through the coax, as it's setup right now.
Here's the issue:
If the input for the TV is TV, it goes through the coax, and the picture quality is noticeably better, but it doesn't go through the audio of the AVR correctly. It's noticeably quieter, and not as crisp, and isn't at full power, or full 5.1 mode. Again, I think I have the audio settings matching the way it is on HDMI.
If the input is set to HDMI, the audio is improved, but the picture quality suffers.
Not sure if all this will go away when we move to the Hopper system or not, when it all goes through HDMI.
I'm posting this to the HX729 thread as well. I used the Setup Guide that Outlaw Audio put together, as it was significantly more useful than the one provided by Marantz. I'm usually pretty handy with technical matters like these, but this has me kind of stumped.
If anyone has any thoughts or help, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thanks kindly in advance.