LOL. Remove that first sentence and we agree. Just plug every component into their correct source on the receiver, then run the receiver setup and you are done. You may want/need to make changes to the receiver, just like you did with the one you currently have, but that's it. Removing the optical cable has no affect on the video side. You should be able to figure everything out from there.First, you don’t understand how receivers work if you say that you can have individual modes for each component when you change each input on the TV. If your sources are connected via HDMI to your receiver you change your inputs on the receiver and not on the TV. Only one HDMI cable goes from the receiver output to one Tv input.
It was late in the evening and I forgot about your optical cable.If you would’ve read my previous post you would understand why Is working now. I am using an optical audio cable which is not the best option.
You seem to think, or at least it sounds that way to me, the Denon controls what picture mode the Sony is in. There is nothing in your Denon manual that says anything about adjusting the Sony picture modes (Custom, Vivid, Cinema, etc.). Just like there is nothing in the Sony manual that will tell you how to run Audyssey on your Denon. But I think there is confusion everywhere, and at this point I'm giving up. Good luck.