Originally Posted by Just Nick
Thanks for the response. As for "defective unit", which one??? I like IndianaGeorge's idea of bypassing our receivers and going straight to the projector to see if it is the receiver. As it never flickers when I have up my blue screen on the pj with nothing being inputted, I am wondering if this clears the pj from blame? Anyone else out there, or are we the only two?
Here is my complete video chain:
PS3->3' HDMI cable->Onkyo 605->25' certified Monoprice HDMI cable->Monoprice HDMI Extender->15' certified Monoprice HDMI cable->Projector HDMI in 1.
The projector is the only thing we have in common, and both of our projectors are doing the same thing. The Onkyo 605 and Marantz 6003 are popular, established receivers.
I've used this 605 with a 900U, a Samsung HDTV and a computer monitor and never had anything like this happen with those displays. The computer monitor was even using the exact same cables I'm using with the 4000.
The odds are slight at best that it's the receiver. Particularly since the projector is the only new variable in my system.
As far as troubleshooting goes, I don't think the blue screen is processed as an incoming signal by the projector, and if that's where the problem is you would never see it in the menus/boot screen.
I will try using the other HDMI inputs on the PJ as well as other HDMI cables I have. Guess I know what I''m doing for the rest of the day.
What troubles me is how intermittent the problem is. 45 minutes into one movie, the problem is severe. The next night I watch Blu Rays for four+ hours continuously, and it doesn't happen at all. Repair depots are notorious for not repairing problems they can't duplicate.
If I see it again I'm going to send mine back to Panasonic and ask for a replacement, not a repair.