Originally Posted by AErcen
First, thanks for the offer to help.
Maybe I am not conveying what I am trying to do and what exactly is happening properly. It maybe due to language barrier on my end. Let me try it this way.
It has a HDMI OUT MONITOR (ARC)
It has a HDMI IN (ARC)
The two are connected through those inputs and outputs using a high speed HDMI cable that supports Ethernet.
All I wanted to do was to connect the OPPO with an HDMI cable to the back of the Marantz, to the input marked BLUE-RAY. I did not plan any connections from OPPO to the TV or anywhere else. I was hoping I would be able to have the Marantz do the audio and video switching of the different inputs and send the video to the Panasonic and process the audio for the speakers. I wasn't interested in the internal tuner of the TV, nor was I trying to connect anything into the input of the OPPO. I am not
trying to get audio from Marantz into OPPO.
You said "no HDMI cable from MARANTZ to PANASONIC". I gues that is confusing to me. Since Marantz also has a PS3,A Cable box, and another DVD player connected how am I going to get the video from those to the Panasonic display? I was trying to avoid connecting individual players to the seperate HDMI inputs of the TV, so that I can use a single HDMI connection between the MARANTZ and the TV for display purposes.Yes, Panasonic supports ARC only on one of the HDMI channels. I was using that one.
I hope I am clearer this time. I am not trying to use The OPPO as a "mini-AVR". All I want it to be is a playback device.
Of course none of this I will be able to try, until I receive the replacement MARANTZ this week. As it is I have the OPPO connected directly to the Panasonic and it works just fine.
What's confusing me is that you keep mentioning ARC. For what you are trying to do, ARC is irrelevant. ARC is a way to get audio FROM The Panasonic BACK into the Marantz, which you are not trying to do, right?
So if you've turned on ARC output in the Panasonic, for example, you are confusing things.
The simple connection is:
1) HDMI 1 output from OPPO to Marantz for both audio and video
2) HDMI output from Marantz to Panasonic for video
There's no use of ARC needed for that. So again, if you've made settings in either the Panasonic or the Marantz AS IF you were using HDMI ARC, then change those back, as they are almost certainly wrong.
Now, if this simple connection is not working, the usual reason would be a problem in the HDMI cable quality. To check that, try reducing the bandwidth needed for the HDMI signal. For example, turn off Deep Color output from the OPPO, and try 720p or 1080i instead of 1080p output. Check for similar output settings from the Marantz to the Panasonic.
If the lower bandwidth signals work but 1080p does not, then you may need to switch out your HDMI cable. It could be the cable from the Marantz to the Panasonic. If you have any cable adapters, switches, or wall plates anywhere in the HDMI path, they alone could be the cause of the problem.