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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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Having the same problem, Please help.

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HDMI signal cuts out for a few seconds constantly from receiver to television. It does it when switched to cable box and the roku box. Onkyo TX-SR606 Scientific Atlanta Cable box thru HDMI Roku Box...

Mine did the same thing where the screen would go black for a few seconds and then the picture and sound came back. I would try (1) switch HDMI cables, (2) try a different HDMI input in the back of the receiver, (3) try different input in the back of the TV. None of these seemed to work with mine. I finally ended up running the cable box direct to the TV and only run the audio through the reciever via coax or digital. No more problems. I think the HDMI inputs in the back of the reciever have a problem continuously carrying the signal if it is the leaset bit weak.

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This unit has a defective hdmi board,this is a common problem with this model. The unit is to be taken to a onkyo service center for exchange of the hdmi board under warrenty, if out of warrentyit will cost you several hundards of dollars.

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No sound is coming through my Onkyo receiver from the cable box

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Humming sound on cable setting

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 ?
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How to Hook up HDMI from Comcast Motarola Cable Box

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 best

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I can't get any audio from my PS3 through the HT-R550 I am trying to set up in my home. I have an HDMI cable connected/running from my PS3 into the reciever. I also have an HDMI running from my Plasma TV...

run everything to receiver each channel should work on own for audio
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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

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