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Switching digital inputs with a remote?

I love my receiver, but I'm probably one of the laziest people in the world, which is why I'm hoping I just overlooked this.

I have my PS3 hooked up via optical input 1 and my 360 into optical input 2. I can't figure out a way to switch between the two inputs aside from manually pressing the 'digital input' button on the front of the receiver, which has been a big problem for my laziness.

Is there really no remote operation for this? I'd hate to go spend $100 on an optical switcher for my receiver, but it's driving me nuts.

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The default assignments for the digital INPUTs to Source names are:

OPT1= Video2
OPT2= CD.

If you have never changed them you should be able to select the PS3 by choosing Video2 and the 360 by choosing CD.

Or you could go into the setup routine on Page 33 of the manual and assign each digital input to a different 'function' that works better for you.

By the way, if you have the choice of coaxial vs optical cables on a given device the cheaper, longer and least sensitive-to-dirt-and-damage choice is coaxial - plain RCA cables. You can even extend them with Male-Female extender cables or split them with Y-cables for sharing one port with two devices or one device feeding two other devices (example: Cable Box-to-TV-and-Receiver). Just don't have two sources feeding one input turned on at the same time or they'll interfere with each other. Try that with optical cables.

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