Originally Posted by jgminder
JR did you go into the cable box settings yet and change the audio setting to HDMI. If so, turn off HDMI CEC (HDMI auto control stuff) on the Pioneer. It never works right on any receiver and causes more problems than it's worth.
For your component problem, are you using the "signal sel" button? This tells the receiver to use the HDMI or another source such as component for the signal. Let me know if that helps.
I looked through my cable box setup menu, and I don't see anything that allows me to change the output type, all I see are the basics such as "tv speakers - stereo - advanced", digging through all of these I see no output choices. Doing some research, it appears I have to go into the "User Settings" to get to the more advanced settings which will allow me to change the HDMI audio options. There are three - "auto", "L-PCM", and "Pass Through". I'm trying to read through the 100+ page Motorola DCX3400 (my DVR) thread here on AVS to see if I can find out how to do that.
Originally Posted by toofart
If someone just wants to watch TV don't buy a milti-function receiver.
This is only one part of what I want this receiver to do - but admittedly it's a big part. I already had and was using an old Harmon Kardon receiver, but it didn't have the ability to support HDMI. Since I was finally mounting my TV, and I was tired of having multiple inputs to swap through when I watched stuff, I purchased this receiver so I could have the best in both worlds. I could use the receiver as the pass-through for all of my components (a whopping 3 - cable box, BR player, Xbox 360), and so I could switch audio for these (I could choose, when I wanted, if I wanted to use TV speakers or my 5.1 speakers).
Right now this receiver is useless to me. I haven't actually used it since I purchased it, since I can't get it to perform what I imagined would be one of the most basic
functions out there...having video and audio from an input in turn be output to the TV. Instead, almost every night I pull the thing out after my daughter has gone to sleep and spend 1+ hours trying to walk through directions provided here, reading the manual (I've read it multiple times), and troubleshooting via trial and error. Then, at the end, I unplug everything from it (since nothing works), and plug my stuff directly into the TV (since it all works).
Originally Posted by JonCr
I have a BR player, Directv, xBox all hooked up with HDMI and a Wii hooked up with component and then the receiver going to the TV via HDMI. I have no problems at all.
I know this may be a lot of trouble, but it'd be hugely helpful to me. Could you post which inputs you have all of these set to, and what basic changes you made to your receiver to have them output to your TV successfully?
Did you have to go through all of these specific steps in order to simply have video and audio go through your 1121 to your TV? I suppose I can switch that question - did everyone have to modify so much on their 1121 and the devices feeding into it simply to have audio/video go through the receiver to the TV?
If so, I think it should be noted on this thread that the process is fairly complicated for basic users like myself.