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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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  • spcflight Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. The only thing I can or recommend is to leave the receiver on. If the receiver is turned off the motorola DCH3416 box freezes and I need to reboot. Also if watching on-demand through the motorola DCH3416, I have to mute the receiver or turn the volume down or I get a really load popping noise and receiver reboots. This is all I can recommend as the Motorola box seems to have an engineering flaw and reboots all the time, even while i try to scroll through channels or record shows.



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Having the same problem, Please help.

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