Ok, this is kind of driving me mad. If anyone could figure this one out, it would be appreciated.
I had a "magic setup" that I cant reproduce. Before we moved, my Denon X3400 and Sony TV did 2 things I cant get to work in the new house with the 3400 or the 4500.
1) when using the TV Audio source (ARC) with internal apps or OTA, I could hit the setup button on the Denon, the screen would momentarily blank, a little popup would come up (I forget what it said), and I could use the menu. When i was done, a little popup would come up saying switching back and Id be back to the content. I have the 3400 connected to a different TV, and I also have a 4500 with a different Sony TV. In both cases, I can't do this. I hit setup and cannot get it to appear on the TV. Ive tried various video output settings with no luck.
2) When I used Spotify Connect with the TV on it did something cool, which again, I can no longer do on either setup. This is hard to explain. I wish Id taken a picture. The Spotify screen has the thumbnail of the song playing in the middle of the screen. The rest of the screen is just black. On the "magic setup", it would sample the thumbnail, and color the rest on the screen with a pattern that matched the center song art instead of a black background. I cannot get this to work.
Neither of these are big issues, but bugs me that I cant figure out what is causing it. I suspect that both of these are related?