Originally Posted by Blarghinston
I am not a professional at any of this by any means. But since this is a new chipset, is it possible there are handshaking issues with your receiver?
My run is extremely simple. Just plugged into my PC and then directly to my TV.
Here are the all tests I performed with the HOSS cable, with results :
Sat morning :
1) UBP-X800 -> HOSS cable -> UHD 65 projector : all good. Watched an entire UHD HDR movie.
No receiver was involved in between.
Sat evening :
2) Just moved the HOSS cable (which was laying on the floor, easy to trip onto) to the left side of the room : no more signal at all. Projector can't detect the source anymore. Still no receiver involved.
3) same test as 2, but unplugged/replugged each side of the connector to make sure it wasn't a loose connection. Still no picture, PJ won't detect the source.
4) Plugged the source side of the HOSS cable directly to HTPC with new GT1030 video card . Projector instantly detected the source, and I got a full 4K/60p signal. Still no receiver involved.
5) plugged the source side of the HOSS cable to Yamaha RX-A1000 (HDMI 1.4 receiver) HDMI monitor out. Still no signal. Projector can't detect source again. The Yamaha receiver normally displays the picture of a grand piano, or the picture from the source.
That is the point at which I gave up on the HOSS cable. If it couldn't even pass an HDMI 1.4 signal, it had to go back.
I switched the 40ft HOSS cable for 50ft SlimRun AV, and repeated the tests 2-5 . They all passed.
Later on, I installed my new Marantz SR7011 receiver. SlimRun AV cable also works fine with the following cases, in addition to everything listed above :
- Dish Hopper satellite DVR (HD model, not 4K) -> Marantz SR7011 -> Optoma UHD65
- Sony UBP-X800 UHD player -> Marantz SR7011 -> Optoma UHD65
- HTPC with GT1030 HDMI 2.0 video card at 4K/60p -> Marantz SR7011 -> Optoma UHD65
Have yet to try the Chromecast Ultra that I also bought yesterday (still in the box).
Also have an old PS3 to connect (used only to rip my SACDs when I buy new disks).
That's all the HDMI sources in my home theater that I have available to test with. Have a bunch more PCs in the house (7!) with other video cards, but not going to move them to the HT room just to try. Only one other GPU I own has HDMI 2.0 support, GTX 960.
I may hookup my old Yamaha DVD-C750 changer which has no HDMI out - best video output is only component out, just to test the component to HDMI upconversion and make sure it still works, especially for my PAL discs. That was OK with my old Yamaha receiver.
Was surprised to see that new Optoma UHD65 projector has no component input. The only analog video input is VGA.
Guess it's time to take the component cable off my wall in the HT room.