Originally Posted by dougadkins
On the HDCP idea, I could understand if it were only my networked media collection, but it does it with Dish Network, HTPC, and bluray with netflix.
When a HDMI source connects, it goes through hot plug detect, followed by downloading EDID, followed by HDCP authentication, after which you get a picture. After that, at least every two seconds, the source checks for a HDCP heartbeat. If the heartbeat fails, you lose the picture and the whole process starts again.
Similar symptoms can result if the 5V connection is flaky. The pin is shorter than the rest. If the plug is not all the way in, or loose for some other reason, you could have an intermittent 5V, which is used for hot plug detect.
Most of the cables going from components to received are around 6 foot long. There's one 15 footer going from receiver inside PVC in wall to back of TV.
Normally, one wouldn't expect a problem with those lengths with decent cables.
I thought these were supposed to be better than average hdmi cables.
I cannot comment on the quality of your cables. But I wouldn't use 32 AWG cables in your setup.
I'm not really wanting to pay $150-200 for a 6 foot cable if possible.
I don't blame you. Decent cables can be had for less than $1 per foot from places like monoprice. What are arguably some of the best from Blue Jeans Cable will cost more, but considerably less than what you mentioned.