How's it going everybody. I've had my TX-NR1009 for about two months now. I have been reading this thread for a while now, so I decided to join in since I've pretty much finished getting all my equipment. I have been wanting to upgrade my A/V equipment for a while, but I just got that chance this summer.
On the audio side, I upgraded from an old Onkyo HTIB (don't remember the model, but it was at least 8 years old). Now I'm running the 1009, Polk Monitor 70 fronts, Polk Monitor 40 surrounds, Polk CS2 center, and I have 2 subs Polk PSW505 and the second is a Velodyne VA-1215X.
On the video side, my new Panasonic TC-P65ST50 plasma was delivered yesterday. It is replacing my Toshiba 42HL167 lcd.
I was hoping to tap the brains of some of the people that have been using this receiver for the last year or so. Has anyone been able to get the Audio Return Channel (ARC) to work with their 1009? I spent about 45 minutes playing with the settings in the receiver AND the television and could not get the audio to "return". I don't know if the problem is compatibility issues between the Onkyo and the Panasonic, settings problems with one or the other, or maybe its a problem with the hdmi cable? I read through both manuals, so I think I tried every setting and input configuration.
Any help/input would be appreciated.