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Compatibility issue: Sony BDPS350 Blue-ray & Yamaha RX-V1700?

I just connected a Sony BDS350 blue-ray player via a Monster 800 8' HDMI cable to a Yamaha RX-V1700 receiver as part of a new home theater system. The Yamaha RX-V1700 is in turn connected to a Sony Bravia 37" XBR6 LCD via a second Monster 800 8' HDMI cable. The Sony products were purchased in Nov '08, the Yamaha is older by at least one year although never used prior to this event.

Follwoing setup, I ran a couple of Blue-ray movies and in all cases, somewhere during the movie (typically 45-60 mins after start), the TV screen goes blank and the audio stops momentarily. A few seconds later, the system resumes. Once this process begins, it repeats the "blackouts" about every 10 mins, although at a somewhat random interval. During one of these blackout events, I switched the audio source to the receiver's "tuner" and audio plaback was immediate.

The Yamaha receiver and Sib/Cub 5.1 speakers were installed and operated for only one day. However, the Yamaha's audio automatic setup feature was run and the results indicated no wiring or speaker problems. Further, playback of other sources (e.g., FM radio) seems to be fine.

The Sony TV and Sony Blue-ray player, prior to their integration with the Yamaha Receiver as part of the home thearer system, were operating in a stand-alone configuration for the past three months and no problems were observed during this period.

Any idea why I'm having movie playback "blackouts?" I suspect a compatibility issue between the Sony BDPS350 and the Yamaha RX-V1700 but why does it wait so long to begin?

I don't think there's a heat issue as all components are in unobstructed area at 68-70 F room temperatures. Too, why would other audio sourcces continue to work?

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    my rx-v1700 has a similar problem. while waching cable through a box the sound will go off during a change to or from a commercial, until i pause or change the channel. the hdmi will not play video and does not change with multiple attempts to troubleshoot. i have had to use the red, blue, green cables to get video to the tv.

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HDMI compatibility issues continue to plague the industry and this more than likely is the problem. There are a couple of ways around this.Some people insist on "hot rodding" the dvd and tv by hooking up directly to each other avoiding the receiver all togeether (I do this).But you lose functionality and it makes things more complicated for other family members. Your best bet is to use RGB and Digital audio cables.You won't notice any quality loss and there is a possibility it will look better.

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Try firmware fix. Go to yamaha site and download and run on cd connected to RXv1700

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