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Video Issue with Onkyo 606 when trying to watch Cable TV.

Hi, I have a strange issue with my Onkyo 606 receiver that I need some help with. My setup is as follows: Charter cable box (HD) hooked to the receiver via component, Sony BluRay player hooked to receiver via HDMI, Wii hooked to receiver with component. Receiver hooked to TV with a single HDMI cable. I use a Logitech Harmony remote to control everything.

My problem is the following: when I use the "watch TV" button on my remote, it switches the cable box on, the receiver, then the TV (in that order). This is how I set it up originally (for over a year) and it's always worked. Recently, though, when I switch it on, everything switches on fine, except I get no video. I just get the blank TV screen with the input label on it. Audio is coming through just fine thought. I have to switch the receiver on and off a few times to get the video to feed properly (sometimes switching the cable box on and off will work). I should also mention that any using the Wii or BluRay player NEVER has this problem and always works right the first time. Just curious if this could be a problem with the receiver or the cable box?

Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch!

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When this happens and you just see the input label try to press the power button on the front of the cable box and see if it brings the picture up. If this does produce the picture then it is a good possibility that something is interfering with the remote communicating with the cable box. I don't know if you have it contained in an entertainment center or how you have placed your equipment but if there is glass try to clean it and also wipe down the front of the cable box and make sure there is an unobstructed view of the front of the cable box.
Good Luck.

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