Originally posted by JasonColeman
Kwkarth apparently hooked up composite connections as well and was able to display functions when using component. See "Just got my 3805" thread. I don't know...but he seems to have something working.
Yes that is correct. Here's the deal:
The internal character generator seems to only function at 480i. So If you're watching any source material that is 480p, 720p, 1080i, etc, the receiver will NOT overlay setup screens on top of those component images, but will blank whatever source you're watching and send the character generator output to the component outs at 480i. As dfrey mentioned, your monitor has to be able to synch with that signal to display the setup screens. I have my PJ hooked up to the component out of the 3805 and my HD Cable receiver and progressive DVD hooked to component inputs of the receiver. I wanted to continue to be able to view my video source while tweaking the setup menu so I hooked a composit out from both the DVD and Cable receiver to the appropriate composit video ins in the 3805. Now when I bring up the setup menu, the 3805 overlays the setup screen on top of the composit version of whatever video source I happen to be watching and sends it to the component out. The on screen volume display overlay does not show up on the component out regardless.