Hi all! I hate starting new threads but I searched all around and then I posted this in a thread, but I think it was too old to get noticed. As always, any assistance I can get is massively appreciated.
And sorry if this has been answered by so many people, so many times before.
Here's a list of my hardware:
- TV - Toshiba DLP 46HMX85 (rear projection, LCD)
- HDDVD - Toshiba HDA3KC
- Bluray - Samsung BD-5100/zc
- XBox 360 Elite (2008-09-01)
- receiver - Sony STR-DN1020
- Sat box - Motorola DSR 505HD (Telus/Bell)
I've had the TV since December when a friend was discarding it for a blown lamp. Replaced the lamp but it seems the ballast is going (does the coded light blink, tries to start up fails, tries again etc.) Knowing it's on the way out I plan on upgrading it soon.
I had the HDDVD player going through HDMI input on back on TV with no issues, and the XBox was component cables. Audio all went through my old Pioneer receiver.
This Christmas my wife bought me a Blu-ray player. Deciding to go HDMI all the way because I had too many machines I bought the Sony receiver. I hooked everything through the receiver with Rocketfish HDMI cables and it all worked great.
So, XBox, satellite box, HDDVD & Blu-ray all HDMI into receiver with one HDMI out to TV.
Unfortunately my Sony had an overheating issue and fried two weeks ago. I sent it back to Sony and they sent me a new system.
I hooked all my cables up the way I had them before, and now my problem begins.
NO HDMI from Blu-ray, HDDVD or satellite. But XBox is still working. This could have all been explained with the 'handshaking' reasoning IF they didn't work before. I'm sure that's the reason now, but like I said, why did it work before?
I'm hoping to buy the Toshiba 55" 120Hz 1080p HD LED (55SL412U)
once my TV finally decides it's not going to power on at all, and I'm hoping that that may fix the 'handshaking' issue.
So I guess my questions are these:
- Does this seem like the standard 'handshaking' issue? The XBox works because it's older, like the TV, but the other machines are too new versions of HDMI?
- Why would it work before and not now?
- Does it seem reasonable to think that a new TV will fix the issue, and it most likely isn't related to any other issue.
NOTE: I have tried to connect the Blu-ray directly to the TV, and the same issue persists, which is why I believe it's the TV's HDMI connectivity. But again, did I just get lucky before?