Originally Posted by jbernardi
It could be, but the same in-wall cabling and wall and ceiling plates are also used to get Dish satellite to the projector with no problems.
I just tried an older Sony Blu-ray player connected to the AV receiver in place of the Panasonic. The Sony had no problem playing the same discs the Panasonic & Yamaha had trouble with. But the Sony does not have any internet apps like Netflix that my wife hopes to use for exercise videos, etc., in the theater room.
I received an email reply from Panasonic telling me basically to talk to Yamaha.
I tried sending Yamaha customer support a report from their web site, but their system refused to accept it, saying that I did not fill in three required fields - none of which existed on their support form. They do not do email support. I guess I'll call tomorrow.
Internet aps are irrelevent. The HDMI chipset is relevent.
What happens if you set the output resolution of the Blu-Ray player to 1080i or 720p? If those work (and the receiver resolution is set to "native" or similar words in the menu), then it's likely a cable-type problem
A modern Blu-Ray player will likely set its output to 1080p, which is twice the bandwidth of a 1080i Dish box. So, it could be that you have older standard speed cables in your wall that simply can't support the 1080p signal. Only way to find out is to try 1080i (or 720p) with the Blu-Ray player.
Remember, some receivers (Yamaha included) can change their output resolution to 1080p. That is why it is so important to select "native" since then the AVR should keep whatever resolution it gets as input for the output and allow you to have a valid test.
I'm still leaning towards bit errors caused by the cable as the reason for the problems. However, Yamaha firmware has been known to have bugs with HDMI.https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclien...w=1662&bih=829
Also make sure HDMI CEC is disabled on the receiver and the Blu-Ray player.
Finally, when you specify HDMI cables, make sure to include lengths and whether they are standard speed HDMI cable or high speed HDMI cables (or you don't know). The length is really important for diagnosing an issue.