The HDMI "input" ports damage output ports of connecting devices
I've connected a cable box HDMI output and a Blu Ray DVD HDMI output to the HTR HDMI input. The connection worked at first however after a few days, both device's HDMI output ports no longer output video. I've tested them by connecting them directly to the TV. The component video of both devices still work.
I believe the HTR HDMI "input" port is blowing up the HDMI output ports of devices that I connect to it.
I have replaced the cable box and am thinking about testing my theory by connecting it to the HTR again.
Has anyone heard of this problem? Is there a non-destructive way to test my theory?
Re: the HDMI "input" ports damage output ports of...
I know this sounds stupid, but have you "toggled" or "played" with the HDMI cables? are they the same manufacturer? HDMI channel connections are very fickle. If just one connection is not exactly correct, they go to a limp, no go status. Since they run at such a minimal voltage, i can't see them "blowing" the outputs on the devices.however....if your cable has a serial type output for video only, I would connect the hdmi convertor to it and see if it works.
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Hi, to hook up a Tv to an home theater they are all the same process.
sure your playback devices are properly connected to your receiver.
Whatever playback devices you use, make sure they are plugged into the
appropriate inputs on your receiver. DVD and Blu-ray players, satellite
boxes and cable boxes should all be plugged into video inputs, and CD
players should be plugged into audio inputs. Your receiver will have
labels on the back panel indicating into which input you should plug
Connect the video out to your TV's video input.
Make sure you use the correct cable to make the connection. For newer
receivers, the connection will likely be either HDMI or component. If
your receiver has an HDMI output, use an HDMI cable to connect the
receiver to the HDMI input on your TV. If your receiver uses a component
output, use a component cable to connect your receiver to the component
input on your TV.
Connect the audio output of your TV to one
of the audio inputs on your receiver if you want to output your
television's audio through your home theatre system. Most recent TVs
will either use an optical cable or a digital coaxial cable to connect
to the receiver, allowing you 5.1 channel surround from your television.
If you have an older set, you will likely have to use standard RCA
Turn on your receiver and press the "Setup/Menu"
button on your receiver's remote. When "Input" appears on the display,
press the right arrow key on your remote to select TV from the list.
selecting TV, press the up or down arrow keys on your remote to select
the audio input jack into which you have plugged your TV's audio cable.
Press the "Exit" button on your remote to exit the setup menu and lock
in the settings.
Tips & Warnings
Make sure you
plug everything into the correct jacks or you will spend unnecessary
time trying to troubleshoot why you don't have picture or sound.
hi, There is no need of connecting optical cable. the only thing you have to do is set the digital input assignment as HDMI (means setting the digital input source HDMI) in your av receiver. Also remember one thing, set the digital output setup of ur blue ray player also as HDMI. then only u will get audio through HDMI if you need any more assistance fell free to contact me through fixya. ok
Does you television have an "Optical Audio Output"? This would be the best and easiest way to get surround sound from your system. If your TV has an optical output the you can use an Optical Cable to connect the TV to the reciver. This way whatever you are watching from the TV will be in surround sound. The HDMI connection sends a surround sound signal from each device to the television. If you connect it to this output on the TV then make sure the optical output is turned on in you telivison's menu. If your TV does not have an Optical Audio Output then you will need to connect each optical output from the blu-ray and HDbox to your reciever. Your reciever will need to have two Input channels(one for each device). Then you can select that input to the device(blu-ray or HDbox) that you are using. The optical cable is the best way to go for surround sound because it is pure digital and produces the best sound. If the HDbox or Blu-Ray does not have an optical output then you will need the six rca jacks to get the surround sound. Let me know further info on what you have so I can assist you more.
Hi there Check your DVD players' settings/manual to ensure the HDMI port is the default output port. Also confirm that both audio and video are enabled on that HDMI channel as it can be separated to be only video or only audio in a lot of cases. Confirm you are at least getting video out from the DVD with a direct connection to your projector with the HDMI cable. If video is making it to the projector direct from the DVD, you will need to confirm your amp is monitoring the HDMI input if there isn't a specific input selection for it. Connect your DVD to the amp and your amp to the projector and test again that you are still getting video AT LEAST. This will help narrow down which device is not playing the HDMI game if you still have issues at this point. To sum up; Confirm HDMI is the default output from the DVD for both audio and video. Ensure you are getting video AT LEAST with a direct test to projector. Confirm your amp is monitoring the HDMI input coming from the DVD. Hope this helps.
The lack of video in the DVD can be isolated to the DVD players output mode, if you are using the component video out on the dvd player then be sure to follow the componet out of Receiver to the tv component inputs, if you are using the HDMI from a DVD HDMI into RECEIVER HDMI then go to TV HDMI, you cannot mix component and HDMI on this model of AVR receiver and acheive results, in other words keep the COMPONENT to Component and HDMI to HDMI signal path, the results will be similiar quality audio and video UNLESS you are doing a blu-ray source which will result 1080P quality, all other video, HD results to 1080i, about the audio, if all 5.1 test tones are satifactory to speakers but on playback modes for DVD or HD tv signals all you are receiving is LR which is basically 2 channel (stereo) you need to enable a MULTI-CHANNEL capability input, this must be a option on the DVD Player Audio MENU output, be sure it is set for DOLBY DIGITAl 5.1 or DTS outputs, be sure to have the receivers digital input enabled if you are running optical cable or coaxial digital for the audio, you will be sending a multi-channel input to the receiver when the Receivers Faceplace LCD displays 5-6 speakers. If it shows only LR or two speakers it is not locking into a 5.1 audio input.
Are you using the HDMI for video AND audio or just video? Are you using the reciever as the video switcher by routing your devices into the amp and then from the out of the amp to the TV and then back to the amp from the TV HDMI output and the digital output? You may have a loop going on and the amp can't handle it. If you are coming out of the TV with both HDMI and digital hooked to the same input selection on the amp and have the amp set for auto signal select, it could be throwing the amp for a loop and causing it to freak. From what I can see in the specs for that amp it has 2 HDMI in for connecting a HiDef Sat/Cable box, a DVD or Blu-Ray player or a gaming console, and then 1 output to the TV. HDMI handles both audio and video. Disconnect the digital cable and just use the HDMI for both audio and video. The optimal set up would be as follows:
With a cable or sat box with HDMI out, go to the HDMI input to the TV. From the TV use either HDMI OR digital to the amp, not both. If you have Blu-Ray or HDMI DVD, connect that to the other HDMI input on the TV.
If the TV has only 1 HDMI input then connect the Cable or Sat box to one of the amp HDMI inputs and the Blu-Ray/DVD to the other and then from the HDMI out to the HDMI in to the TV with NO audio cable from the TV to the amp. Then use the cable remote to change channels.
See if one of those connection maps works for you.
If you need more help, let me know. Include the TV model and the digital audio cable interface type, whether it is optical or coax. It would also help knowing if you are using a Satellite or Cable box and which one it is.
Hi, I have just completed this installation myself.
You are correct, HDMI to Amp Input from Bluray and then HDMI from Amp output to TV. Coloured cables are not required to operate the bluray now.