Basic set up questions
After seeking some advice on this forum, I very recently bought a Denon S301 together with a Samsung LE40M87 TV. Playing dvds it looks and sounds fantastic. I'm having a few set up problems though and wondered if anyone could help me out. I'm sorry for the very basic nature of these questions but I have spent frustrating hours trying to figure them out myself without success.
I have used HDMI to connect the Denon and the TV. As I say, for DVDs it works great. However, I can't get any sound to play through the Denon when watching TV (the built in Freeview). I bought a version 1.3 HDMI. I read in the Denon manual that it supports version 1.1 (hadn't realised this when I bought it). Is HDMI backwards compatible or is that the cause of my problem? Or do I need an additional audio cable to connect the TV to the Denon for watching TV (and if so what would be best)?
When I'm watching DVDs, I can adjust the HDMI setting. As the screen is 1080, I expected that to be the best setting but when I set it at that, the picture is juddering. I do get a better picture at a lower setting (and it looks great) but I don't understand why 1080 doesn't work best. Can anyone explain?
I also have a DVD/HD recorder attached to both the TV and the Denon - a SCART lead to the TV and ordinary audio leads to the Denon. Would anyone be able to recommend a higher quality set up?
One other stupid question. The HDMI settings on the Denon offer two options - Y Cb Cr or RGB. What are these and which should I use?
Many thanks for any additional advice anyone can offer and again apologies for the questions being so basic.