STB: Samsung SMT-H3050 (firmware V1.7.9)
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705B
HDTV: Panasonic TH-50PX600U
Cable provider: Time Warner Cable
Location: Marlboro, New York (Hudson Valley)
I just configured an Onkyo TX-SR705B receiver with a Samsung SMT-H3050 STB issued by Time Warner, both brand new.
If STB is connected directly to my HDTV via HDMI, it works fine.
If STB is connected through the receiver to the HDTV not using HDMI (e.g. via S-video), also OK.
If STB is connected through the receiver with HDMI, I get error 007 from the STB, "STB failed to authenticate with HDTV. Use component connection".
Well, I don't WANT to use a component connection. I want to use the HDMI connection which was provided.
Called Time Warner ("We supply the box to use with a TV. If you want to go through a receiver, it's not our problem."), and Onkyo ("STB is not an Onkyo product, so an issue encountered hooking it to our receiver is not our problem."). Contacting Samsung may be a problem for me since they sell the boxes to Time Warner, not me, and I don't see the model even listed on the Samsung web site.
A classic case of finger pointing, and the real culprit, Samsung, is insulated by their arrangement with Time Warner.
Based on some of the other posts, looks like this has been an ongoing problem for years. Guess I am the new kid on this block.