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Motorola DVR connected via HDMI. DVD connected via HDMI.

JVC receiver connected to my HDTV via HDMI (Sony Wega V 50A10).

1. I heard somewhere that the non-HD channels do not display on the TV (only 720/1080, I guess). Is this the case?
2. If the JVC unit is OFF:
-- Will the signal from my DVR pass through to my TV?
-- Will I be able to listen to the TV on the TV speakers?


IF either of these are the case -- can it be solved by connecting them, secondarily, with digital and/or component, cables?

Frankly, I'm between the Panny SA-XR57 and this one. I'm leaning to the JVC. I'd appreciate any input on this matter. I've read everything I can find on this board.
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I just got a 411S and as far as I can tell the HDMI sound doesn't pass to the TV with the receiver on and nothing passes with it off.

Unless they have changed recently, the Motorola DVR's HDMI connection doesn't work with any receiver, handshake problems. Solution is to run HDMI from the Moto to the TV and digital (coax or optical) from the Moto to the receiver.

The JVC can upconvert analog signals and send them via HDMI.
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Motorola DVR connected via HDMI. DVD connected via HDMI.

JVC receiver connected to my HDTV via HDMI (Sony Wega V 50A10).

1. I heard somewhere that the non-HD channels do not display on the TV (only 720/1080, I guess). Is this the case?
2. If the JVC unit is OFF:
-- Will the signal from my DVR pass through to my TV?
-- Will I be able to listen to the TV on the TV speakers?


IF either of these are the case -- can it be solved by connecting them, secondarily, with digital and/or component, cables?

Frankly, I'm between the Panny SA-XR57 and this one. I'm leaning to the JVC. I'd appreciate any input on this matter. I've read everything I can find on this board.

Couple of things to note, the XR57 only has one HDMI input, so consider that in your setup above.

Also, if you are terminating all your devices into the JVC so that it functions as your AV switch, then yes it will have to be on for it to pass signals along to the TV. The only way around this is to run multiple cables from your sources, one AV cable to receiver and one set to TV. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

As for the non-HD channels not getting passed through, I cannot imagine thats the case, it would be WELL documented if it were. I imagine that was a setup or source problem in that single case, not a problem with the JVC.

Good luck - Steve
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I just hooked up my new JVC RXD411s.

(1) I can confirm that the JVC can pass all video signals, both HD and non-HD, via HDMI to the TV.

(2) When the JVC is off, no signals appear to be passed through or out of it.

(3) To get sound out of the TV, I have a dual cable hookup for both my DVD and Box, so they are hooked up to both the receiver and the TV directly.

As is now well-documented here, the JVC RXD411s will not pass sound through its HDMI connection to the TV, whether it is on or off. The justification is, I suppose, "why would you WANT to listen to the TV when you have such a nice audio system?"

Well, my wife doesn't want to mess with a system that requires turning on the receiver every time just to watch Baby Einstein videos or the Food Network, and neither of the these programs benefit from surround system.

I suppose a Harmony remote (or equivalent) would simplify turning the system on, but we don't have that.

So, I have my Hi Def Dishnetwork box and Panasonic DVD both running to the JVC receiver via HDMI, and from there to the Input1 of the TV via HDMI. But I also have the Dish box running via component (and RCA audio) to the Input2 of the TV, and the DVD running via S-Video (and RCA audio) to the Input3 of the TV. My wife knows to switch between Input2 and Input3 of the TV, depending on her need. She never needs to "worry her pretty little head" about the receiver/surround system.

(Of course the picture of the DVD is better through the HDMI, but really, how important is it for videos of puppets to be crystal clear? My 1-year old isn't complaining yet. Plus, I really don't have any other choice; my 3-year old Hitachi LCD rear projection only has component inputs on Input1 and Input2, and only has HDMI on Input1.)

When I want to rattle the floor, I turn on the RXD411 and use Input1 of my TV to view the video with the surround sound on. Of course, no sound is passed through to the TV, but such feature is moot with this setup.

Hope that helps (or at least doesn't hurt.)
-Ken

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