The Calibration DVD's work very well. There's also one called Digital Video Essentials that I've heard is just as good but less $$.
According to the specs, your Sony has 1 Digital (Optical) Audio Output on the back. You could run HDMI from your PS3 to the Sony, then optical audio from your Sony to the Marantz. I tried that on my Panasonic to Onkyo but couldn't get 5.1. So I just run HDMI from my DVD to TV, and Optical Audio from the DVD to the Onkyo and it works fine.
After waiting 2 LONG weeks my new 70 inch Sony KDS R70 XBR2 is arriving this afternoon!! This is gonna be AWESOME!
I was wondering if anyone has used the AVIA DVD for adjusting their monitor. I had experts adjust in the past but I simply can't afford it. Are there any "tricks" I should be aware of in setup on this TV?
I also am somewhat confused about how to connect the following:
PLAYSTATION 3: I will connect it directly to the monitor via HDMI but I have a Marantz receiver. Do I run an optical out from the PS3? If so I assume my PS3 must be on a separate source than my receiver video output. This means I won't be able to switch using the Marantz. IS THERE ANY WAY AROUND THIS? SHOULD I USE COMPONENT INSTEAD? DOESN'T THAT BASICALLY "KILL" THE B/RAY 1080p?