How the heck do I hook this thing up??? Just purchased the 371, first dissapointed to find only the most basic of basic beginners guides and the manual on a disk that I can't get to open. Even tried the Yamaha site and the PDF manual link wasnt working. Not off to a good start. Just want to connect my Cable box/dvr, Samsung Plasma TV and blu ray player.
It is very simple. You need 3 HDMI cables. One going from your cable box HDMI out (if it is an HD cable box..if not swap it out with your cable co. for an HD box) to HDMI 1 input on the Yamaha, then another HDMI cable out from your blu-ray player to the HDMI 2 input on the Yamaha, then run the 3rd HDMI cable from the HDMI out on the Yamaha to the HDMI in to your Samsung Plasma HDTV. Don't know if your are just using the speakers thru the Samsung TV or if you have a 5.1 speaker setup. If you are just using the Samsung TV speakers after connecting the above cables you are good to go. If you are using other speakers then of course you need to make all the speaker connections to the Yamaha as well. Easy peasy...
I have three items connected via HDMI to the 371, a Panasonic Viera plasmaTV (HDMI out) and Blu-Ray player (HDMI 2) and a Mot DCX3200 cable box (HDMI1). After inserting a DVD the 371 switches automaticly to HDMI 2 and works perfectly. When I'm finished with the Blu-Ray player and shut it down the 371 doesn't automaticly switch back to the cable box on HDMI 1. The cable box was left on while watching the DVD's. I have to press HDMI 1 on the remote to get a picture and sound. I don't can't find anything in the manual about this problem. Anyone know what I should do?
I believe it is because the cable box is "always on". So even if you turn it off or not the receiver still thinks it is on so it doesn't switch back to it because it doesn't receive a new signal to switch to. This is my understanding anyway. Not sure if there is a workaround for this.