Reiterating much of fathead302's issues (see previous post), I'm unable to see video from my PS3 when connecting it via HDMI to a Samsung HT-TX72 and then sending the signal, still via HDMI, to a Samsung LN-T4665F.
I am not experiencing any audio issues when the PS3 is connected to the receiver's HDMI input. I only have a video issue. As an aside, the PS3 works perfectly when directly connected to the LN-T4665F via HDMI (all of my cables are of decent quality--braided with gold connectors, but brand unknown). But, of course this is not ideal, as the latter set-up won't allow me to take advantage the HT-TX72 surround sound (the TV can't decode and send out 5.1 sound to the receiver).
Basically, I'm asking if anyone has identified a true fix for the HT-TX72's HDMI input issue with PS3s. For some people, it would appear the HDMI cable was the culprit. For those individuals, what brand/type of HDMI cable resolved the issue? If the cable was purchased online, then a link would also be helpful.
As a point of note, when a game (not a movie) is in the PS3, I am able to see video for approx. 1.5 seconds when removing and reconnecting the HDMI input going into the TV from from the receiver. Afterwards, the screen promptly turns black and presents the "not supported mode" message. At the moment, I am sending video directly from my PS3 to the TV via HDMI and I'm sending the audio via a digital optical cable to the receiver (the HT-TX72 main unit). I adjusted the audio settings on the PS3 accordingly. This works, and it seems to be the same way that fathead302 circumvented the issue.
However, ultimately I'm not satisfied with the HT-TX72's HDMI input acting weird with the PS3. I primarily feel this way because I also have an Xbox 360 (the initial component model), which I was previously connected to my TV (the LN-T4665F) via the VGA HD AV cable (for 1080p on gaming and movies) and sending the audio to the receiver via a digital optical cable. Since there's only one digital optical audio input on the HT-TX72, I will have to always switch out the audio cables whenever I want to use the PS3 or the 360 (assuming I want surround sound). I can avoid this pain if the receiver's HDMI input worked properly, as it would allow the PS3 to be connected that way while allowing the 360 to send audio via the digital optical connection.
Guidance is much appreciated. My apologies for the lengthy read.
Peace & Prosperity,
Samsung HT-TX72 via HDMI
PS3 (40 GB) via HDMI & Optical Audio
Xbox 360 w/ HD DVD via VGA