OK here goes: I have an older 3x1 HDMI switcher Ser#SW17079 which for a few years has had no problem switching an older Sony Bluray and a Direct TV HD DVR. 2 - 6ft HDMI cables from each source to switcher then a 35ft HDMI to a Runco cl420 720P projector. Purchased a Panasonic "Smart" Bluray - I just want Netflix in theater room - the projector cant detect, black screen.
So here is a rundown of solutions and discoveries:
I ran a 6ft HDMI from switcher to projector, no problem, detected both sources and can switch between sources with no issues. I can also run directly to the projector from the Bluray using the 35ft HDMI - not using the switcher - and the projector will detect the source.
I added the Gefen Super HDMI booster to the end of the 35ft run thinking the distance was the issue, no luck either.
So heres the kicker, I have an extra 45ft HDMI cable. I run the DTV HD DVR off the 35ft cable and the new bluray off the the 35 ft HDMI and into the switcher. I run a 6ft cable out to the projector and it works fine. So length of cable into the switch isn't the issue, its the length out of the switcher. The booster doesn't solve anything in my case.SO I can get a signal out of the switch no matter how log the incoming cables are as long as the output is much shorter.
So in summary, is the switcher the issue? Is it not passing through some info that the booster needs to extend the signal to 35ft?