I bought a 58" plasma panasonic tv and a new Denon receiver, i have hooked the hdmi from tv to receiver and my blu ray to reciver and it will play throught the theater speakers, I also bought a optic cable and ran from tv to receiver and I can not get the tv to play through the receiver/speakers. I am running tv from coax cable hooked to attena in attic. HELP
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You have to also connect the audio from the devices to the Denon. Unless you are using HDMI I would use the Denon as the audio / video switcher and the plasma as a monitor only (video lcable from Denon to plasma or you can connect all your devices to the plasma audio / video and use the audio out from the plasma to an input on the Denon (Aux, Video or VCR
The best way to use the Denon and get your money's worth is to connect all devices to the Denon using HDMI connects if possible, if you use HDMI make sure you assign the audio if needed.
HDMI from Denon to TV. the Denon will upconvert all signals to HDMI to the TV
The connection order can be a key issue as to whether or not the HDMI
signals will pass through the system. For best results the receiver
should be turned on first, then the source device(s) and then the
display. The reason for this has to do with getting the equipment to
handshake properly for the HDCP protocol.
If HDMI video will not pass through your receiver, you may with to just connect the xbox using the component cables. Since component will pass through 720p and your TV is 1080i you should expect the same qualtiy and a more crisp picture.
This reciever does not decode the audio through HDMI, the HDMI ports are simply a pass-through. To get audio you need to connect an optical audio cable from the PS3 to the reciever also. I figured this out after 2 hours of trying to get audio from the HDMI cable. Here is a link that shows the different audio formats supported through HDMI by the different Denon models. It looks like the AVR-788 is the lowest model that supports audio through HDMI. Hope that helps.