Hi, all. I just joined the forum and am more than a little impressed (and a bit intimidated) by the knowledge here. Digging around, however, hasn't solved my problem so I thought I'd ask specifically. I recently hooked up an Integra 4.9. Although not a very current receiver, it is in fact new (long story about why it's been sitting around for years). Anyway, I hooked up an Apple TV, my Verizon FIOS DVR (a CHS435HDC), and a relatively old, cheap Blu-Ray player made by Insignia (which you surely know is one of Best Buy's house brands). Each component originally was connected to the receiver by an HDMI cable, and I connected the receiver to my TV (an almost 9 year old JVC DLP set) via HDMI as well.
My problems began immediately. I had the DVR tuned to NBC's HD feed, and I noticed that although the picture was fine, I only had some audio. Everything except the main vocal track was there. And if I turned the receiver way up, I could hear the vocal track as if it was underwater, and even at very loud volumes couldn't really make it out. Some other channels were just as bad (HBO HD, for example), but others were perfect (FOX HD, for example). I sort of solved my problem by using an optical audio cable and an assignable optical audio input. I said "sort of" because if you move the receiver just a drop, all audio disappears. But if you move it back just so, you get perfect audio again. That's only a partial solution because of my Apple TV.
When using Netflix, the Apple TV has the same problem as the the DVR. Some shows have perfect audio, others are "missing" the audio track unless the pump the volume to the moon, and even then it's still underwater and very faint. I tried the optical cable trick again with a different assignable input and got not improvement.
The Blu-Ray player, oddly, seems to works perfectly -- even when using Netflix.
I've looked around on this forum and elsewhere, and haven't found much info along these lines. There are a few posts suggesting I may have an "HDCP handshake" problem, but no suggestions as to how to solve it.
Any and all thoughts most appreciated.