Just bought a Sony receiver. Hooked all my components into the receiver (in their relevant ports), HDMI cable out to my TV, get nothing, message on tv says check signal cable. I tried satellite and DVD player, no output to TV (to make sure the message wasn't my sat signal cable.) I tried 2 different HDMI cables, no joy. I tried HDMI ports 1, 2 and 3 on my tv changing the setting to the relevant ports each time. Still no picture. Factory reset on the receiver (STRDH700) and no luck. I RTFM'ed, no troubleshooting section but went through the manual anyway. Everything worked fine hooked up direct to my tv but I want to go the clean route (wires fished in the wall etc.) I tried an HDMI cable outside the wall to make sure I wasn't having an issue with the HDMI cable I fished through the wall.
The total lack of action leads me to believe that:
A) I am an idiot missing something elementary and need to given the answer and told that I'm an idiot for not knowing it.
B) My brand new receiver is fucked, in which case it goes back to my friends at Sony.
I hope that I'm an idiot and an elementary solution exists.