I am having some trouble with my HT, and I blelieve it can be traced either to the HDMI or the Directv reciever itself. The list of my equipment is in my signature, the following is how it is hooked up.
Directv HD receiver---HDMI---Denon 3806---HDMI---Sony TV
Directv HD receiver---Component---Sony TV
Sony DVD---HDMI---Denon 3806---HDMI---Sony TV
Sony DVDR---Composite---Denon 3806---HDMI---Sony TV
JVC VHS---Composite---Denon 3806---HDMI---Sony TV
This is how everything is hooked up, and I use the Denon to 'upconvert' and feed all of the signals to the TV by way of HDMI cable. The only exception to this is that I do have a extra connection to the TV from the HD receiver that is made by the component output from the HD receiver. I have not used this however untill now, previously I had always watched the TV (Directv) throught the HDMI connection.
While there had been a couple of times that the HDMI feed had been a little 'bitchy', I never really had any problems with it. Every so often it would seem to not want to feed the signal, but turning it off and back on, or switching the source on the Denon, and then back to the HD receiver feed would always clear it up.
Well now I can not feed a signal from the HD receiver to the TV by HDMI at all, every time you do, the HD receiver begins to restart. The lights for the resolution on the front of the HD receiver will flash through several times, and then it will try to reset itself, like it was just starting up during the initial installation.
Everything else works just fine, and all other sources WILL feed to the TV by HDMI. Also the HD receiver will work fine when you switch the TV over to the Component feed and watch it that way.
I hope all of that makes sense, in a nutshell, everything works except the 'interaction' of the HDMI from the HD receiver to the TV. What do you think? Any ideas?
As I understand it, there is copyright software that is used with HDMI applications so that digital copys can not be made.
I can only see three things that could have a problem (in this order)...