Stupid question, but I have gone through the manual and I have looked at the remote and I don't see anything as far as saying how to generate these test tones. My old receiver just had a button you'd press and then I would hear the test tones for each individual speaker. Maybe I am missing something on this one. Any light you could shine my way?
There's clearly a problem on the output side that has nothing to do with the input devices. I'd do a factory reset of the receiver and check the HDMI output resolution to make sure it is something your TV can handle. You may need to run a yellow composite video cable from the AVR to the TV in order to get a usable on screen image on the TV.
When you ran Audyssey, did you get sound to all the speakers?
As this was a Craigslist purchase, maybe it doesn't work correctly.
Run composite video from the AVR to the TV. That's always 480i and will enable you to see the on screen display from the receiver. Then, you can check the HDMI output settings on the AVR. You need to get the video output from the AVR working before you can work on anything else.
I believe that means super imposed graphics such as volume can only be done over HDMI. Full screen configuration menus should work over all outputs. Otherwise people without HDMI could not configure their systems.
Hard to believe that you can't do settings menus except with HDMI. You'll need to use the front panel display then. You want to check the HDMI output video resolution and then cycle through the choices to see if any work to produce a picture on your display.
Also, have you tried the component video outputs to see if they send a picture to your TV? Until you can get video from the receiver to the TV, you can't do any other troubleshooting.
No. Apparently he moved out of the country. He bought the 7300 from tigerdirect on Feb 25. I have the system registered to me and the seller supplied me with the tigerdirect sales confirmation email in case I might ever have a warranty claim. Some people close to me suggested he may have sold me a lemon.
If the rest of the unit works, you have a couple of choices.
You can use HDMI to connect your devices to the TV and optical or digital coax to connect them to the AVR for audio. That complicates switching sources since you have to switch in both places. A good remote like a Harmony can help with that.
Or, if you have enough component inputs on the receiver, you can use component for video and optical/coax for audio.
Well, I have some concerns. I bought the 7300 because it had 1.4 for future-proofing if I ever bought a 3d tv down the line. I also got it because I wanted to be able to hear 5.1-7.1 hd- soundtracks from all the new blurays I have. That and I got this whole system for $250 which I thought was a good deal at the time. My questions on the heels of all this is this: Is this system able to effectively handle dolby hd and dyson hd soundtracks or would I not really be able to take advantage of hd audio and I could never really tell a difference with my non-audiophile ears between bluray audio and digital optical?? Thank you!
When working properly, yes, you could get lossless audio. But, it's not working properly. As for lossless, the lossy versions on Blu-ray are very high quality. I doubt you'd hear much difference, likely none at all.