Hello again - actually the problem is NOT fixed. I have isolated the issue and it is the TV, not the receiver or the cable box. When I shut off the TV and turn it back on, it somehow resets the cable box to the old bad settings. I have kept the TV on and shut off either or both of the receiver and the cable box and then back on and each time the setting sticks. I have tried messing around with the TV settings but the only thing I can really do there is choose 4:3 or 16:9. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Try to isolate the offender. Start with one device and see if the problem remains. After a period of use, add in another component and see if the problems reoccurs. Once it does take out that unit and add in others, in the same manner, to see if others cause problems or the number of devices is an issue.
Hi, robandcarlie! If your xbox is still functioning correctly and it only shows displays issues, maybe the cables were damaged. Try using a different set of video or hdmi cables when connecting it to a TV. If this still doesn't work try isolating the issue by trying the console on another TV to see if it's a TV issue or a Console Issue.
If this didn't fix your issue please let me know. Hope this helped you! -Luchen
Assuming a single cause we need to isolate which single device is involved in all these failure modes.
"It comes out of both speakers" on what - the TV?
You don't say how the DVD interefaces with the receiver. Is the DVD feeding digital multichannel audio out at that time? Many DVD's are simple stereo until the show actually begins. You know that.
Try running an HDMI connection straight to the TV from the cable box. Result?
Substitute the other HDMI cable for the first one. Result?
If either one does NOT work satisfactorily we may have part of the problem isolated.
If they both work, the TV and cables are ok.
Attach the HDMI out of the receiver and IN to the TV and the HDMI from the Cable Box as before. Same result?
Can you try using Component Video out of the receiver to the TV just to change something in the equation? On my rig I 'see' no difference between HDMI and Component Video on my HDTV. A change in the result may help to isolate or work around part of your problem.
I'd recommend you go for minimal receiver involvement in the video side other than to send composite video to the TV from "Monitor Out" so you can set up and manage the receiver.
You can also send Cable- or Sat Box basic analog audio directly to the TV if it has inputs for audio. That way if you just want to watch the news or weather you don't need to fire up the Pioneer.
Your video sources (DVD, BD, Cable/Sat) will suffer fewer video anomalies if you send their best video directly to the TV and their best audio directly to the receiver. That way everything is handled only once by the best electronics you have for each function.
If you've had this happen with two systems in a row, then it may not be the systems. First, try hooking up the PS3 directly to the TV, or another TV, and see if the issue still occurs. If it does, then something between the PS3 and the TV is causing your issue. Otherwise, call and get it replaced again, and hope the issue doesn't happen again.
In short, HDMI will not work. HDMI is riddled with issues, your's is just one of many! HDMI version 1.1,1.2,1.2a,&1.2b do not work 100% on any receiver. The current version is 1.3b and "so far" it works... Now the bad news; It's not just a software patch to fix the problem, it's a hardware issue as well. If your unit is still under warranty, the manufacturer will update hardware and software for you at N/C. If it's out of warranty, it's way too expensive to have done! The fix is to run your HDMI directly to your TV from source, ie. Cable,DVD, etc. then run coaxial digital or optical to your receiver for audio. The catch.. How many HDMI inputs your TV has will limit sources hooked up via HDMI. If you want further info on HDMI issues, just google "HDMI forums" and there are many different sites to answer the problems of HDMI. Hope this helps.
It will only display via component. Your HDMI firmware is either 1.1 or 1.2 and has HDCP issues (High Definition Copyright Protection) it's a firmware problem that has been fixed on all new receivers, not just a HK issue, all receivers! the new version 1.3a and 1.3b have fixed the issue. Unfortunately you cannot update the firmware on the receiver. Hope this explains it for you, sorry! Lot's of angry people out there!!! myself included.
Have you tried a different input on your TV? HDMI communicates both ways. You could have an issue with the input port on the TV. Try using Component. If you still have issues post a reply and we can dig further into it. Hope this helps
did you figure it out? I bet your problem is the same as mine NOT HDCP complitant.... its gettting a signal from the bluray that can not be accepted... research HDCP compliant... my ONKYO does the same thing...
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