Watching One Source While Listening To Another Source Using Video Select/Video Source for 13 series avr's or Input Mode:
Video Select Feature
1. If you want Component Video Select you must connect a component cable from your source to a component input on your avr and then use the input name. eg. If you are in Aux.--- in Video Select choose Aux. Make sure you have 1 or 2- rca that you choose in Input Assign under Comp. Hdmi has to be set to None.
2. For Composite (analog yellow cable) Video Select you must use the input name that you choose when plugging your yellow composite into your avr. eg. If you plugged your yellow composite into Sat/Cable on your avr, when in any supported Video Select input, select Sat/Cable in Video Select and as long as there is no Hdmi or Component selected in Input Assign the video from Sat/Cable will play. This method is the only one that will work in Net/Usb/Airplay but not supported on the 13 series avr's.
If you want to watch a source and listen to another and you would use it periodically you may want to set up one of these options on an unused input so it will be there with one click on your remote by clicking on that input, just add an Analog or Digital audio. Read below how to add the audio using input mode.
Input Mode Feature
For those who want to watch Hdmi source and listen to a different source there are two options as you can separate the Audio from the Video in Hdmi using Input Mode:
1. Run a Digital, optical/coax from your source to any of the assignable Optical or Coax inputs on the back of your avr and in Input Assign select it under Digital. These Are Assignable.
2. Run an Analog, red/white composite cable from the source that you want and plug them into a source on your avr that you want to use them when selected. These Are Not Assignable.
To use these options go to Input Setup--->Input Mode and select the mode that you want to listen in, Analog or Digital.
For your original Hdmi audio source simply switch to Hdmi in Input Mode to go back to Hdmi audio.
AVR'S Without Video Conversions
For Video Select you will need to double connect meaning you must plug your video source (component or yellow composite) into the in inputs on your avr and then run another cable from the avr out to tv and follow the steps above for video select.
My advice with non conversion models is if you only have 1 source that you would use the Video Select with I would just connect the analog component or composite directly to Tv from source. This allows you toggle more freely the audio source video when needed.
Input Mode will work as usual as their is no video conversion needed for this method and will probably be the choice du jour as it uses the higher res. Hdmi video and no extra cable to the tv.
NOTE: I have the previous year 991 avr and the menu names may be slightly named differently but the features are there if your model supports it.
Edited by spager - 8/30/13 at 4:46pm