Originally Posted by stevec325
Dropouts/sparkles are definately an HDMI problem. As you suspected, I think you have a few too many connections and/or you cables may be too long overall and/or one or more of them may not be up to spec.
Exactly my thoughts. The in-wall cables are BJC Series 2
(original), 24 ga, silver-plated (4' IIRC), the two external cables are Monoprice 28 ga
(3' @ TV end, 6' @ amp end). Wall plates are MP dual-HDMI
, with the built-in stress relief. Too many connections, too many opportunities for signal loss/degradation.
FWIW, my new continuous-length cable is the 24ga flat style
from Monoprice. With the fairly tight quarters for the rear panel connectors when wall mounted, the flat cables worked just fine in terms of flexibility for making the U-turn up to the wall scoop. Luckily the 10-foot length was just right for the final install. No dropouts/sparkles that I can see so far.
FWIWx2, the attached pix shows the "swiss-cheesed" wall before the TV was mounted - ignore the crazy mess, it looks much better now!
Above the mount has the following, from left to right:
wall scoop w/ two 10' flat HDMIs hanging out;
PowerBridge Duo outlet (switched from AVR for bias light);
PowerBridge Single outlet (constant power to TV, you can see the lonely 141 cord dangling);
two-gang wallplate with component (left) and dual HDMI (right)
Below the mount (near floor) has the following, left to right:
Single-gang box (top cut off, low voltage cables only!) for the two flat HDMI cables and one pair surround speakers wiring;
PowerBridge outlet wired to Duo above (plugged into AVR switched outlet);
PowerBridge outlet wired to Single above (for TV, plugged into Panamax);
main wall outlet (Panamax plugs in here);
two-gang wallplate (component/HDMIs);
single-gang cable outlet.
You can see my 141 connection template taped right below the wall mount. This helped me know which HDMI cable would go to what connection #, so that I could get my Harmony One pre-programmed... hm, I might have been a bit obsessive to get it all 100% perfect...
I'd suggest you contact Turbe, get ControlCAL and it's profiles/cable/adapter/etc and input the ISF settings from SS. You may just be MORE than satisfied with that
You bet! I'm looking forward to see just far the 141 will go...