Ok I've browsed through this entire thread just to be sure my question hadn't been addressed prior, so here it goes. I might possibly be the victim of frugality (is that a word?) when it comes to my HDMI cables.
When I recently picked up my 67 Sammy DLP, I purchased 2 monster (shudder) HDMI cables each retailing for 80-ish dollars a piece. I did this in order to get the unit home, test it, and purchase cheaper cables on line. I then returned my monster cables and used my newer, seemingly adequate cables on my HDMI-less Yamaha receiver/TV combo (HDMI was going to TV, Optical to Yamaha).
I am now the owner of the 2809CI, and for the life of me I can't figure out why I'm not getting Dolby HD or DTS-HD output from the receiver. I've got a PS3, everything is set to bitstream (need this according to manual for DTS output), I've got my cheapo HDMI cables running from both my FIOS box and PS3 into the receiver, and output with a cheapo HDMI to the TV. Picture is perfect, sound is EXCELLENT, but I'm not getting the codec icons on the receiver indicating any of the HD streams, nor am I getting the DOLBY HD text that proudly displays (as it does on the first image of this thread). I'm also running a 6.1 setup FYI.
Could this possibly be a setup issue, or would HDMI cables even be capable of being the problem? I would appreciate any insight into this guys, thanks, and otherwise I'm loving this receiver!
By the way, here are the cables I purchased...http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Cable-2M-...1154872&sr=8-1
you can't blame me for wanting to save OVER 70 DOLLARS on them...! I bought 4 and it only cost me 16 or so dollars total, with 11 of that for shipping! Maybe this is the classic example of you get what you pay for? Thanks!