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No auto setup display on TV

I have an HDMI cable connecting my RX-V661 receiver to a Sony TV. I get a cable picture from one input source but no input source displays the receiver "set up" screen. One TV input source displays a snowing screen. I suspect this is the receiver "set up" output.

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For the setup functions you have to use either the monitor out (a yellow jack on the top-right corner of the back) or you have to use component video out. HDMI will NOT work for setting up the system. This is one complaint to Yamaha from all of us.

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