For anyone having trouble with Anynet+ or the ARC (audio return channel), here is how I was able to get it to work.
DVR>>>TV HDMI 1
TV HDMI 2(ARC)>>>Yamaha RX-V577 HDMI Out (ARC)
PS3>>>Yamaha RX-V577 HDMI 1
HDMI Control on PS3 and Yamaha Receiver is turned on
TV Anynet+ is on and Auto Turn Off is on
TV is set to use receiver under speaker settings
I'm using the TV's IR Extender to control DVR
DVR is set to passthru audio
Now everything works as expected. I can use the small smart remote to turn the TV, DVR, & Receiver on or off at once. When turning everything on, the TV speakers play for a few seconds, then it switches over to the receiver and plays the DVR audio. It plays 5.1 Dolby Digital if the movie has it.
If I want to use the PS3, I turn it on and the receiver and TV both switch automatically to the correct inputs. When I turn it off, it switches back to the DVR.
When watching the TV's Netflix app, I'm able to get 5.1 Dolby Digital through the ARC. When using Plex to stream a movie from my PC I can get 5.1 DTS through ARC. I'm not sure if it would work with something like 7.1 DTS-HD MA as I only have a 5.1 setup.
Last edited by mike81; 02-16-2015 at 05:53 PM.