Now you have me confused. You said the cable box is no longer working but the only way to see the Darbee is using the cable box?
The 8003 is a good unit and has (as you know) four HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs. What happens if you just use the two outputs (no splitter or Darbee) to two TVs? What happens if you then add just the Darbee between the Marantz and one TV/projector? What happens if you don't use the Darbee but use the Marantz and the splitter?
Maybe if you could summarize those conditions we all might understand your setup better. I'm also trying to see how much of an effect the splitter is having on the EDIDs. You also mentioned "splitters" earlier. Do you have multiple splitters (with the exception of the Marantz preprocessor) in the system or just the one Gefen?
Sorry, I am getting confused as well.
The cable box is no longer working when routed via HDMI through the Marantz or splitter,(it just flashes on and off). It is now connected straight HDMI from cable box to projector.
What happens if you just use the two outputs (no splitter or Darbee) to two TVs
The HDMI outputs on the av8003 are not on all the time there is a switch that can toggle between output one and two. That would have been a great idea, already thought of though.
What happens if you don't use the Darbee but use the Marantz and the splitter?
If I use the splitter or the switching within the Marantz I get a flashing screen with the cable box connected via HDMI.
No issues however using the Blu ray player in these same configurations So maybe the box, I hope this will be solved today, that portion anyway.
Do you have multiple splitters (with the exception of the Marantz preprocessor) in the system or just the one Gefen?
Two splitters, the Gefen toolbox and the HDMI switching in the Marantz.
With the assistance of Marantz tech line I got the HDMI signal to the projector.
Audio is now routed via coaxial instead of HDMI to the Marantz , "through"was chosen for HDMI audio in the av8003 menus so that should take care of the TV audio issues in relation to selecting 2ch or multi on the Gefen.
Provided of course that I can get the cable box to accept a split.
The stickler is well first is the cable box defective #1, But can I route the Blu ray player audio in the same manner as the projector?
Picture via HDMI and sound via Coax.
I do not think so as I think that HD audio must output via HDMI, maybe I am wrong though and will check this out after wards.
If not there is always the analog outputs on the player as a last resort I suppose.