I just purchased a BD-C5500C from my local Costco, un-boxed it and hooked it up to my PLV-Z2000 projector via my Onkyo SR707 receiver. When the player boots I am able to see the Samsung Blu-ray splash screen, but after that all I get is random noise/static. The picture will also pop out for a few seconds intermittently. I tried multiple HDMI cables (including the one provided by Samsung) and all had the same behavior.
There is a reference in the troubleshooting section of the user's manual which says that "if random noise appears on the screen, it means that TV does not support HDCP." However, there's no disc in the player, so why would that be an issue? Any suggestions are welcome.