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post #1 of 6 Old 05-04-2012, 09:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I am the proud new owner of a Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST50 who is having regular picture drop-outs/white static (but no audio interruption) while watching blu-rays and streaming Netflix from my Panasonic BDT 210 via a a Denon AVR 2112Ci receiver.

I thought it might be HDMI handshake issues, but the more I read, the more I see that those occur mainly when switching inputs, not during continuous play. I have tried turning on my TV first, waiting a few minutes, turning on the AVR, waiting a few more minutes, and then turning on the blu-ray player, but the problem still occurs.

Other things to know:
  • There is no cable box or satellite TV involved in my system
  • I have replaced all the HDMI cables
  • I have swapped all the HDMI ports
  • This never occurred when my Panasonic BDT 210 was hooked up to my old plasma TV via my old Denon AVR 1909 receiver
  • The problem doesn't occur when the blu-ray player is hooked straight into the TV. Thinking the Denon AVR 2112ci was the problem, I replaced it. The problem still occurs with the new AVR.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I am at my wits' end...

(If this isn't the appropriate forum for my post, please let me know which is)
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Have you tried something other then your BD player to see if that source is affected? If you do and you have the same issue only when it's looped through the AVR, then there may be an issue with that model receiver. I once had a brand new Pioneer AVR with a cap problem which caused audio buzzing during warm up, exchanged it with another, and that unit had the exact same problem.


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Interesting... I will give that a try. Thanks!
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With that model receiver there may be an updated firmware availible.

Check out this post and thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post20422031
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I believe I have solved the problem thanks to a suggestion in a Denon AVR thread by Possumgirl to turn off "deep color" on my blu-ray player. It's buried, but I found it in a sub menu of a sub menu, and I haven't had any picture drop-outs since I turned it off.

Hope this helps anyone having a similar problem.
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Wierd. At this time, deep color is a useless waste of bandwidth over your HDMI cable anyway.
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