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While watching blue ray, the receiver loses the Signal

While watching blue ray movies, the receiver loses the signal many times throughout the movie. The screen goes black. It also happens 1 time with xbox360 every time I play, but not with TV and not when the blue ray was plugged direct to the TV. I plugged the DVD player direct to the TV and it worked for hours without losing the signal.

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  • Larz Jul 13, 2009

    DVD player is a Sylvania,
    Receiver is a Yamaha RX-V861
    TV-Mitsubishi 73" DLP

    The cables are new Monster cables, their top of the line ones and about 4 months old.

    No sharp bends.

    What is weird is when I go from the DVD to the TV it works fine, only through the receiver.

    Also with my XBOX 360, it loses the picture for about 20 seconds and that is not through HDMI.

  • Larz Jul 13, 2009

    the cables are good.

    They are all new and worked in the beginning.

    The receiver is the problem, though I do not know what it is that is wrong with it.

  • Elwoodslc May 11, 2010

    It sounds like the Receiver is losing its HDMI handshake. It could possibly be the HDMI cable you are using from the receiver. Is it 1.3 compliant? Do the cable have any tight bends? What is the Models of the DVD player, Receiver, and TV?



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Check the continuity of the AV Cables and check for any loose connection/dry solder in the connectors

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