About 4 weeks ago I finished all of my in-wall wiring. I've been using my projector on the weekends to watch 4-5 movies or so with no issues. I've also gamed on my PS3 a bit in this time with having no issues.
This past weekend i had been playing my XBox 360 for a good 3 hours or so when the screen flickered for a second black, then came back on. I was like wtf, and then it happened again like 2x in a row pretty much right after that. the whole time the sound was still playing.
So about 30 minutes later it happened again.
The following day of was superbowl sunday and we watched the game for 4 hours or so straight with no flickering. I was then listening to some music on pandora on my receiver, and noticed it happened again. So this wasn't on the 360 input, it was on another one.
Last night I was playing PS3 and this happened more than once again, like 30 minutes in. And I only played about 90 minutes total. It was frustrating as hell and I tried messing with some HDMI cables.
I currently have a 25' HDMI cable from my projector in the wall to a wall jack in a closet. From that wall jack I have another HDMI cable connected to my receiver. then I have a bunch of HDMI cables running to the other components. Also, the 25' cable I'm using now is the same one that I had been using for a month or so before I did the in-wall wiring and never had this issue.
So I swapped the hdmi cable going from the wall jack to the AVR, since I had seen this issue on 3 separate inputs. it seemed to fix the problem, but then I saw the flicker happen 2 more times. They didn't happen in succession like the previous ones did, but they happened.
I also tried using the other HDMI output on my receiver, with the original cable, and saw this issue as well.
So does anyone have any other suggestions on what to trouble shoot if I see this popping up again? Luckily I did run another HDMI cable in the wall so last resort, I will take the faceplates off the walls and try plugging the other HDMI cable into the projector. But I kind of want to get rid of all other possibilities before I go that route.
Has anyone heard of these HDMI wall jacks causing issues like this? Also, could running my HDMI cables (the ones that go to the components and AVR, not the in wall one) right along with the power cables that plug into the wall cause something like this? I always figured that if something was messed up with the HDMI cable, that the sound wouldn't come from the HDMI cable either.
Or could this be caused from a heating issue? The first 2 days this happened it didn't happen for at least 3 hours of components being on, although last night it happened within an hour, so I'm not sure if that coudl be the culprit.
My projector is a Panasonic 8000AE, and my receiver is a Denon 4311CI. I have posted questions over in the projector thread, but they all pretty much think it is an HDMI cable issue, so I'm kind of looking for any help in exactly what to trouble shoot. The fact that it doesn't happen all the time or immediately makes testing it out kind of hard, because I have to make changes then play for a while and use it for a while.