I'm starting this thread here because I'm curious about something.
Background is, I have a Toshiba 52hm84 52" 720p DLP monitor with 1 HDMI (with HDCP) input. I had been using a Monoprice 5x1 HDMI switch in order to use my PS3, DirecTV HR20-700, and Toshiba HD-XA2 without a problem for about a year.
About 2 months ago, I got an Onkyo TX-SR805 to utilize the HDMI audio capabilities. When I hooked it up (yes, properly), I could only get a picture via HDMI if I passed the audio through the Onkyo without processing. If I had the Onkyo process the audio (obviously ideal, since this is why I bought it), the picture went black. Finally I sent the 805 back hoping it was an HDMI problem in the Onkyo. Got a replacement, and it has the same issue. So I figured that it was an HDMI input problem with my TV (and yes, I tried MANY different HDMI cables). This theory was essentially confirmed by a Toshiba tech rep who agreed that the input on my TV could only accept video/audio together through HDMI, and not video alone. There was a "possibility" that my HDMI board could be changed out, but I'm sure the cost would preclude that vs. just replacing the TV. So now I intend to get a front projector.
However, I'm a little ticked that I'm essentially being "forced" to buy a new display due to this HDMI problem (and don't even get me started on my overall feelings of HDMI).
So, question 1 is, has anyone else had this problem? Question 2 is, is there something I'm missing that I could make this all work together?
Any input would be valued (as long as it's thoughtful and helpful