Now that my new 4520 is installed, it's time to work through some ergonomic issues that are probably related to the choices I made during installation and setup.
I get some non-desired behavior during power up that has been confusing my spousal unit
The Samsung PN51E8000 plasma is hooked up to the 4520 with HDMI with ARC enabled. The dish network hopper box and samsung BD-E6500 are also connected to the 4520 via HDMI.
When my wife powers up the systems (we don't have a universal remote yet), she turns on the dish network hopper, then the TV, followed by the Denon.
The Denon remembers the last input used and starts with the Satellite box as the input of choice. Then it switches to the TV for audio input. If we quickly over-ride that by pressing the sat/cbl button on the remote, we are only successful for 20 seconds or so before the Denon switches back to the TV again and we have to override this again.
This is probably due to using the ARC return channel (so we can access streaming video/audio sources supported by the Samsung Plasma) and is a pain in the ass.
Do you guys have any suggestions for improving this situation ?
I was thinking of running an optical digital connection from the TV to Denon and disable the ARC and HDMI-CEC features across the board (Denon, TV, hopper, and blu-ray player). What's the best way to hook all this up and get some reasonable behavior on power up ?