Originally Posted by MollyDog
So I've had the RX-V673 about three weeks and I'm having a tough time getting it to start up correctly. I have a DirecTV box and a 47LM8600 LG TV hooked up.
All I'd like to do it turn on the TV, have the DirecTV box start up and the A/V receiver start with sound over the 5.1 speakers. I can get everything to start up, but no sound. So I went out and got an Audio Optical cable and hooked that up into the TV and the Yamaha's AV4 port figuring that was the missing component. Still no sound though!
HDMI and ARC is set to "on" for both the TV and the Yamaha.
I've done the HDMI Control initialization a few times.
I get sound if I hit "scene" or if I select HDMI 2.
What am I missing?
Try page 46 in the manual. I suspect you're having a problem getting your inputs matched. By default the TV scene uses HDMI2 (I think) and AV4. You may have video input from HDMI2 and audio from AV4. You can mix and match things, though. Go to HDMI2 (assuming you're using that for TV) and set the audio input to also be from HDMI2.
You should not need ARC if the DirectTV box has proper sound output over HDMI. I tried ARC, and didn't have much success with it. If you can avoid it, do so. You should only need an optical cable if the sound originates from the TV (for example, if you have a smart TV and you browse to YouTube or something like that directly from the TV, or stream Netflix through your TV). No need to use it if you have a cable box connected to your AVR. I guess if you can get ARC working maybe you don't need an optical cable at all.
I assume you mean that HDMI control is on? I guess you need this to turn the AVR on when the TV comes on. I turn the AVR on with my TV box remote (and also control the volume with it).