Originally Posted by rdgrimes
You may have misunderstood the instruction. Leave the Oppo plugged into the same input on the TV. Before turning the TV off, switch it to an unused HDMI port.
Hi again. In fact, I did
misunderstand your instruction...lol.
However, even after
trying to switch to unused inputs (I use HDMI 4 for DVD) before turning the TV off, I still
got dropouts. I tried switching to them all: HDMI 1, turn TV off. HDMI 2/MHL, turn TV off. HDMI 3, turn TV off. I even tried Video 1, Video 2/Component, and PC--no difference--still got dropouts. My walls have dents in them from where I've been banging my head lol.
(Note: To clarify--I never disconnected
the OPPO from the HDMI 4 port, before selecting different inputs, before turning the TV off.)
Sometimes, when the TV is off, I hear a faint "click" from behind it. It's then that I get a dropout. At one time I thought maybe the TV's Automatic Software Update was responsible, so I turned that
off--still got dropouts. I disconnected the LAN cable from the TV to my router--still
got dropouts. At this point I can only assume
that switching inputs, then turning the TV off, does not
disable the other HDMI ports; they apparently "look" for connected devices all the time.
When listening to analog audio, a dropout happens within a few minutes after turning the TV off. Then, at random times thereafter (still with the TV off). If the TV is on, I don't get dropouts; but do need to mute the TV's volume.
That option is undesirable--I don't need
the TV on, unless I'm using Gracenote, which is basically "never." So, it was suggested that I leave the TV on and use the TV's Picture Off function "to save electricity." But my position is, why require having an unnecessary device on at all?
Maybe I'm looking at this issue wrong... But my point is, that "fixing" an issue by creating another issue
--having to unplug HDMI or leaving the TV on when listening to analog music--isn't really a "fix" at all.