Hello everyone ... I've had an SR5007 for a few months now and need a bit of help with source switching. Any input is appreciated.
My setup includes the SR5007, outputting to a Panasonic plasma via HDMI, as well as an HTPC and Motorola digital cable box both feeding into the Marantz's HDMI inputs. Since I often watch TV without the receiver turned on, I have enabled the HDMI pass-through function on the SR5007 for the cable box input. I also frequently stream Pandora through the receiver with the TV and cable box turned off.
The problem occurs when the receiver is already on, either when using the HTPC (with the TV also on, and cable box off) or when streaming Pandora (with the TV & cable box both off). If I turn on the TV and/or the cable box, and then switch the SR5007's input over to the cable box, the system 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers. The receiver is still on, and acts as if it's outputting audio, but the home theater speakers are silent.
Something similar happens if I'm streaming Pandora with the TV and cable box off -- if I turn the TV and cable box on, the currently-streaming song will stop being played through my home theater speakers (even though the receiver and TV will still show Pandora as streaming audio). Songs can be skipped and even a new song will begin, but still the speakers are silent. Unlike in the example above, in this case no sound comes from the TV's built-in speakers. Then, if I switch the receiver's input to the cable box, the television audio again 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers.
Lastly, if I come home from work, and everything is off, and I turn on the TV, cable box, and the receiver all at the same time, the audio again 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers.
To fix all of these issues, I always have to manually turn the receiver off and then right back on again. When I turn it back on, the cable box audio will then correctly play through the receiver, through the home theater speakers.
It's a minor, but annoying, hassle. Any suggestions? Is this just a quirk of the HDMI pass-through? Is my setup flawed in some way?
Thanks for the help.