Originally Posted by erikhustad
Does anyone have any advice regarding the problem I wrote about in this post
I'm not so concerned with the PC right now, but the TV not retaining the HDMI input and being able to access it every time I turn the set on is really bugging me.
When I turn the TV on the only input I get is a component one (I do have something plugged into component 1). To get HDMI, I have to unplug the HDMI cable from whichever input it's connected to, then plug it into a different HDMI port. Then the TV will auto-sense it and I can use it. Until, that is, I turn off the TV again or turn off my receiver (which is where the HDMI connection is coming from). Then the HDMI input disappears from use, and even if I turn the receiver back on I get nothing.
This whole "Easy Connect" thing ain't so easy.
Quick update: tried taking my HDMI devices and plugging them all straight into the TV, then turning the TV on. It detected them all just fine. (If you're curious, I tried it with my PS3 and HD cable box). If I turn the TV off, plug everything back into the receiver, and then just have my one HDMI going out from the receiver to the TV, then turn the TV on, it doesn't detect it.
So then I have to unplug it, plug it into a different port, and finally it finds it. I noticed, too, it's producing a message like this as part of the Auto-Sense window: "HDMI switching via the A/V receiver is not supported. Please attach digital audio output cable to the television."
Is the TV really telling me that I'm forced to plug all of my HDMI devices straight into the TV and then have a coaxial output to the receiver?! How then would I be able to do multi-channel linear PCM from something like my PS3? (The answer is that I wouldn't.)
I refuse to believe that this TV can't handle one HDMI cable coming from the receiver and isn't capable of just letting the receiver do the switching. All the TV has to do is display a dumb image. Why is this so complicated?
I sure hope there's a firmware update to fix this Mitsu issue or I'm ready to send the set back. That's beyond ridiculous if I can't use my receiver for switching (the way any good home theatre setup ought to).