Onkyo reciever (R550) and comcast cable box won't talk to each other
Comcast cable box and PS3 connected to reciever with HDMI cable. Cable box freezes or refuses to turn on. If problem is 'HDMI handshake', I have no ideas. Switched the cable box and HDMI wire - no help. Cable box works after it is unplugged and reboots, (picture and surround sound are perfect) but then cable box freezes, (box will not change stations or turn on, either by remote or pushing box buttons) after the system is turned off. When cable box is hooked directly to TV with HDMI cable, everything works fine. PS3 works fine through the reciever. pleae help.
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Use either an optical cable to your reciever or a digital coax, which ever you can or do use will give you dolby digital. Unless your onkyo has hdmi swithching. In that case you will need 2 cables, those are the best for picture and sound all in one cable.
My HT-S6100 had a similar problem with my DVD player and some times with my Cable/DVR box. The signal wasn't getting received at the TV. So, first I changed the input jacks my DVD and Cable box are plugged into on the receiver (e.g. from HDMI 1 & HDMI 3 to HDMI 2 & HDMI 4). Second, I reprogrammed the Input Assignments to match (e.g. HDMI in 2&4). Third, I deleted any Input Assignments that weren't applicable. For instance, I'm only using HDMI connections, but there were Digital and Component Input Assignments programmed in. When I say I deleted them, I actually set them to "----" (just scroll through the options and you'll find this.) Finally, I turn on my video/audio sources (PS3 in your case) and let them load/warm up before I turn on my Onkyo receiver. It seems to be working. Good luck.
have you tried to input another audio source into the audio inputs on the reciever that the cable box outputs are going into on the reciever ?
you may also need to ground the recievers frame and cable box frame to earth ground.
you also may have a bad connection in the wires or jacks for the audio connections
or the cable box audio out circuit needs repair
Hi...the HT-R800 Home Theater system has the HT-R550 receiver which could only carry Video via HDMI. you would need to connect a separate audio cale(Optical Audio Cable) to be able to get audio out of the PS3 to the receiver. Once you have hooked up an Optical Audio Cable you would need to go in the PS3 setup and putin Bitstream and Optical in the Audio Setup menu.
Connect the HDMI outputs on your various components to the HDMI inputs
on your receiver. Connect the HDMI output on the receiver to the input
on your TV. HDMI incorporates digital audio, so no need to buy optical
audio cables. If your receiver does not have HDMI inputs for all your
components, you will need to make a choice. HDMI = Best, component
video + optical audio = second best, S-video+ optical audio = third
run everything to receiver each channel should work on own for audio
video to tv audio to input rca jacks
if have to much rca's for little bit of reciever input output rca's go out to walmart and buy a rca switch for sound
one side would be A the other side would be B