New to this forum, so I hope this thread is in the right place... I also hope this is not a double post. I've read a lot of posts that look simular but I feel my issue (at least the length of the delay) is unique...
My AVR (Onkyo TX-NR808) generates very long delays when switching on/or between HDMI inputs. The main display (Philips 40PFL-9704H) wil mostly just say 'no input signal' or sometimes 'video format not supported'. The AVR display on the front says 'no signal' or 'resolution error'.
The delays occur also when I switch the input channel of the TV to the receiver. For instance when I'm watching TV without using my receiver on, say, HDMI 2, and I switch to HDMI 1, which is the input from the receiver.
The Nintendo Wii has acceptable delays, 4-5 secs, (this maybe because it is just a S-video connection and not HDMI).
The cable box (Cisco 8485) has a delay of 20-40 secs.
The BluRay (Philips BDP7500) also 20-40 secs.
The laptop (MBP 2008, HDMI connection) a delay of up to 4-5 mins, during which the laptop will flicker blue every now and then.
The laptop will not connect at all if I use a separate (optical) audio connection.
I know this digital handshaking is something I'll just have to live with. But these delays are abnormal in my opinion.
I have already tried using a different HDMI input on the TV but it didn't help.
I tried forcing the output resolution of the Onkyo to 1080p, but that didn't work either. Set it to "through" and "auto", both no change.
My Cable box is connected to the receiver first via a powered Aten switch (don't know the model, 2-port active HDMI switch about € 45.00). The other output is directly linked to the TV so we can watch TV without using the Onkyo (and without handshaking issues) I've tried removing the switch: no change. I've tried putting the switch between the TV and the Receiver (I've read on this forum that this could help) but alas no change.
AVR: Onkyo TX-NR808
TV: Philips 40PFL-9704H
Cisco 8485 (via 2-port Aten switch)
Nintendo Wii (not via HDMI but S-Video)
Apple MacBook Pro (minidisplay port to HDMI converter)
So my questions are:
- Should I even be thinking of a handshaking issue, or might there be something else wrong, and should I contact the dealer?
- Are there other methods to try and bypass this problem? (I've read about the Gefen HDMI Detective, but I'd rather not spend another €100 if I'm not sure it'll work)
- Does anyone else have simular issues?
- Could it be due to poor quality cables? Or other suggestions?
Thanks in advance!