I just received my Roku 3 device, but I can't get it to work with my set up - probably because I don't know what I am doing.
I have an older, but not ancient, receiver, a Denon 3801ci. I have my DirecTV box and Denon blu ray player hooked up to it via HDMI cables so that it controls the output to the TV and my speakers; everything works as it should. I thought I could just connect the Roku to it as well, as opposed to connecting the Roku directly to the TV - I certainly don't want to watch movies with the only audio coming from my TV speakers and no video coding done by the Roku, but..... I connected the Roku, turned on the TV, went through all the source selections on my receiver, but nothing was displayed indicating that it was communicating with the Roku - there is supposed to be some sort of message from Roku and then you can set up your network, etc., but the TV screen display remains blank.
I did lots of searching online, but can't find any information about how to hook up the Denon and Roku - or any receiver and Roku, for that matter, so I thought I would post here.
What am I missing? Is my receiver too old and it just won't work with the Roku? If anyone can help me with this, I would much appreciate it.
I thought this would be so simple; apparently, that's what I get for thinking.