Does the output cable have to be the same as the input? I bought a home with a “built-in” 5.1 system (speakers are inlaid in the walls) and the VSX94 as its receiver. The previous owner has component cabling running through the wall and out to the wall-mounted tv, and of course speaker wire through the walls to the inlaid speakers.
I ran an HDMI cable from my Directv dvr to the receiver’s HDMI 1, and got sound from the inlaid speakers. When I hooked up the three component video cables from the VSX94 component OUT to the tv, no video. When I bypassed these with another hdmi cable (HDMI out) to the tv, I got video. The problem isn’t exactly solved though — my first preference by far is to take advantage of the inwall component cables.
So the question is, if HDMI is coming in from the source, must I use HDMI out for both audio and video, or should the component video be working?