HDMI source not reaching projector
Posting here because I think this is the most appropriate forum, I considered either the Video Components or Display forum, but I think it's HDMI related so I chose AV distribution forum... apologies if it's not the correct forum.
Ok, well I'm a bit stumped here as to what my issue is but I suspect it's HDMI handshake related. Here is my setup. I have 3 devices plugged into my Onkyo receiver (HT-S3500) , a PS4, cable DVR receiver, and an HTPC. The single output on the Onkyo receiver goes to a Monoprice HDMI splitter (MP-SP08) with one output going to my LG plasma TV, and the other output going to my Optoma HD33 projector (Referred to as PJ going forward). HDMI Cables are HDMI 1.4.
Now I have had a tangentially related issue that I have had to workaround for a while but it may be related to my current problem so I will state it here also. My PJ has 3D capability and my TV does not, so in the event I wish to use the 3D function I would have to power everything down, unplug the power to the splitter, unplug the TV HDMI cable from the splitter then plug the power back in. At this point I can watch 3D with no issue. Now let's say I want to just watch a regular 2D movie/show. I do not have to do anything to the splitter, just turn on the PJ or TV and select the correct input on the receiver and I'm good to go. I have had this setup running since about mid 2012 with no issues other than the above stated workaround for 3D usage.
So about 2 weeks ago I go to watch a Bluray on the PJ and I get the dreaded No Source Found from the PJ. I can hear the sound coming from the receiver and if I select the TV instead I do get the signal and can watch normally. First I tested the PJ by plugging my PS4 directly into the PJ. It sends the signal fine but since I'm bypassing the receiver I have no sound, but this confirms to me that the PJ is ok. So I was thinking that perhaps the semi-frequent plugging and unplugging (NOT HOTPLUGGING) of the splitter may have caused the splitter to fail, so I bought a new splitter (J-Tech 3D ready JTD-MINI-1x2SP) and this time a switcher (Fosman HD8024) also to maybe fix the 3D issue. I powered everything down and setup the new splitter but this time, just to make sure I was going to get any 3D/non 3D EDID issues, I only plugged in the PJ to the output. I turned on the PJ and receiver and this did complete the signal.
So I began testing and put in a 3D bluray. When it went to play it said I was not connected to a 3D display (even though the splitter is supposedly 3D ready and should pass through). That aside I thought well at least I can watch a 2D movie on the PJ and put in a regular bluray. I got only a couple of minutes in when I started to get minor "Static" in the image then it would turn everything a red hue and then the signal cut out. This happened twice in the first 5 minutes. So this told me that the splitter must be the issue but the one I bought was defective, both for the display issues and its inability to send the 3D through. I then tried to use only the switcher just to see if it would work, again I only plugged the in the receiver input and the PJ on output, but it did not work. If I plug the TV into the switcher it works. So I bought the same Monoprice splitter that I had originally again, thinking that it worked before so a new one should get me back to normal. I hooked up the new Monoprice splitter with the PJ as the only input and again the dreaded No Source Found. If I plug in the TV to the splitter I get the signal.... but nothing from the PJ. I am considering getting a new HDMI cable but something tells me that's not the answer since it sent the signal when directly plugged into the PS4 and when plugged into the J-Tech splitter (Albeit a crappy signal.).
So I ask the great minds here on AVS.... does anyone have any idea what the issue is here or am I left with buying a new cable and taking a shot in the dark. Just to clarify, at this point 3D is a side issue and I really want to correct the No Source Found to the PJ for general 2D viewing. Thanks in advance.