Ocassionally I play a disc in my 3D blu ray, and there would be sound but no picture...the picture would come back after playing around with the components. But it was a really long, and apparently permanent episode this time. Theres a million wires In the back of the system. I tried turning the power off to reboot everything (usually works), nothing. Messed with the wires to the TV, player, reciever, and infrared surround speaker transmitter, nothing. I thought it was the reciever, so I put the manual disc in the computer. The troubleshoot said something about having the same type of HDMI wires throughout the system
....more on that later
The reciever was connected to the player with a Monster HDMI cable. I had an extra one in the closet, so I swapped them, nothing. When I took the HDMI cable out of the reciever and went directly to the tv, the picture was there! So now I 'm certain that it not the tv, player, or wire, but the RECIEVER. After playing with the wires for a little and shutting the power off, I'm getting very frustrated, and I'm gonna give up and call best buy tomorrow. Didn't want to go through the customer service hassle, but I had no choice.
As a last resort, I started unplugging and replugging various wires. Best Buy hooked the system up, and I thought it was odd that they used a "Rocket Fish" HDMI wire to go fromvthe Reciever Out to the TV
...I thought to myself, I would have bought a Monster. Just out of curiosity I thought, why dont I swap that Rocket Fish wire for the spare Monster
? I was expecting that dang "no signal" message for the 900th time-but that was it, that freakin Rocket Fish wire
! The Best Buy guys hooked that rinky dink wire in there, and it couldn't handle the signal! It was never the tv, reciever, or blu ray, they're all fine, it was one flimsy wire
The troubleshooter kinda had it right, I had to put the rest together