Help needed for getting things going...
I am trying to setup a NR 1609 for a friend and need some help. Currently this is the way it is setup:
DVD - via composite cables - Marantz DVD input (red, white and yellow cable)
VCR - via composite cables - Sharp Smart TV AV1 input (red white and yellow cable)
Camcorder - via composite cables - Sharp Smart TV AV2 (red, white and yellow cable)
Cable box - via HDMI - Marantz TV input (HDMI)
TV audio output - Marantz AV1 input via 3.5mm to composite cable (red & white)
Marantz to TV HDMI 1 - (HDMI cable)
When I try to play a music cd on the DVD player, I have to have the TV turned on for audio to go out via the receiver; if I turn off the TV, the audio turns off. Is there a way to get around this? I would rather not have the TV turned on when I listen to music. The DVD player only has the red, white, yellow outputs.
I cannot get the TV's audio output to be recognized by the receiver. Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue or at least where I need to check to find the answer? I can connect the 3.5 mm cable to another system that has a 3.5mm aux input jack and get TV audio from it.