I just purchased a denon avr-1610 receiver and I cannot get picture back to my tv through the hdmi. I have a starchoice dvr which is dvi to hdmi, I come out of my satelite into sat/cab then out of my denon...
One possible reason is the HDCP (copy-prevention)-encoded signal from the DVR, which will transmits through to one device (the receiver) but not to a second (the TV). As an experiment and a possible solution, try reconnecting the HDMI cable from the DVR directly to the TV (provided you have an extra HDMI input on it), and using the component-video or S-video plus either digital or analog audio outputs to connect your DVR to the receiver. If this works, I think that the HDCP is the problem and this is the only solution.
It may be a little inconvenient to remember to switch inputs on the TV as well as the receiver, but you could probably program your remote with a macro to do both. The component video (or, more likely, the S-video) is also the best possible video signal you can use for dubbing to any DVD recorders, if you have one connected to the same receiver. You can still keep the HDMI connected from your PS3 (or other BD/DVD) player to the receiver, and from there to the TV, since that does seem to work -- if you don't mind turning on the receiver every time you want to watch a BD or DVD. My recommendation, however, is to connect all your video signals directly to the TV via HDMI or component, and use the receiver only for audio, or for switching of lower-level video signals like S-video that you can use for dubbing. That way you can always check the DVR or BD or DVD quickly without powering up your receiver, which takes a few seconds and much more power.
Feb 13, 2010 |
Audio & Video Receivers