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Problem with component input and 720p HDMI output

I bought this receiver from Amazon, found the particular problem I describe, figured it was a faulty receiver and returned it to Amazon to get a replacement - the replacement has the same issue, so I'm starting to think it's a "feature".

I have my Cable box connected via Component out to the receiver. Then output via HDMI to my TV (which supports up to 720p, not 1080p). I often get picture distortion while watching cable. Picture flicker on all or part of the screen, especially when there is a cut between scenes on the program I'm watching. On occasion, the picture has even disappeared for a couple of seconds, replaced with green screen and then returned. I've also had weird incorrect pallettes when switching from an SD channel to an HD channel. Restarting the receiver fixes this. The same issue has occurred in BOTH receivers I've tried which makes me think maybe there's an issue with component to HDMI 720p conversion. Any ideas?

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  • churwitz Feb 02, 2008

    Nope, no HDMI out from the cable box. I'd like to keep using the hdmi out from the receiver. That's why I bought it.

  • GSAG Feb 08, 2008

    I have a similar problem, and am on my second onkyo SR605 receiver as well. I have hdmi cable from my direct tv cable box to the reciever and hdmi cable from the receiver to a sony 32 inch 720p television. What happins is the tv will get a little snowy then horizontal lines appear then the picture turns a pink purple color then maybe greenish then no picture for about 5 to 10 seconds then the picture will come back to normal. This could happen after an hour of watching a great picture. When bypassing the SR605 no problems appear. I have even swapped out hdmi cables. Any help is appreciated.

    GS

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Does your cable box have an hdmi output? if it does try an hdmi cable instead of componant cables[ i know the hdmi cables aren't cheap] if not, if the reciever has componant outputs, use them instead.
hope this helps
wg

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

  • wilson garcia Feb 02, 2008





    try the componant cables instead of the hdmi just to see if that's causing the problem [conflict with componant to hdmi]

    wg



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