Originally Posted by cybrsage
Spend the few bucks and get that extender - it greatly improved my viewing experience on the long run to my projector.
I'll see if I can find one (I'm Dutch).
I've done some more testing tonight and I got some unexpected results. I found another problematic website that causes a signal loss and I started testing with my monitor and different HDMI cables and this is what happened:
- Connecting the HTPC directly to the monitor with the same cable: no signal loss
- Reconnecting the HTPC to the receiver (default situation) and changing the HDMI cable from the receiver to the projector: signal loss
- Using that same new cable between the receiver and projector to connect the HTPC with the monitor: no signal loss
- Connecting the HTPC directly to the projector (not changing the HDMI cable): no signal loss
- the original 25 feet HDMI cable I used to connect the HTPC with the receiver seems to be broken
- the replacement cable seems to be fine
- I've tested 2 different cables (but same brand) connecting the receiver to the projector, both times the signal loss happened
- Using one of those cables to connect the HTPC to a monitor doesn't result in a signal loss
- I am unsure if the receiver is causing the problem or the cable connecting the receiver to the projector
It could be that the signal from the receiver is not as "good" as the signal from the HTPC, that would explain why the cables fails in the receiver - projector situation but works fine in the HTPC - monitor situation. Either way I hope to be able to resolve this tomorrow. I'll order a new, different brand, HDMI cable for the receiver - projector connection. That either solves the problem or it is the receiver which I wont replace (it's less then a month old).
Figures that not 1 but 3 cables could all be 'broken', they are of the same brand.