That's great to hear that I have a decent backup plan!!
Here's a new update I just discovered that is really trippy:
I tried to do another reset to see if I can "fix" my HDMI out port... Denon customer service recommended a similar reset as to the one you recommended earlier, but they told me to unplug anything that has a "standby" light on, including the TV. That didn't work. BUT... here's the goofy thing.
1) I set my BDP to send video via HDMI, and Audio via HDMI (bitstream).
2) I connected my BDP (HDMI out) to the receiver (HDMI 1 IN).
3) I connected another HDMI cord from the HDMI OUT on the Denon AVR 590 to my Samsung 46" LCD HDMI 2 IN.
4) I went to HDMI 2 input on my TV
5) I told the AVR 590 to look for audio for the HDP setting from [HDMI 1].
6) I set the AVR 590 onto the correct mode (HDP)
7) I turned on the Bluray player on and put in Transformers 2.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED! I saw the timer starting on the BDP, so I knew the movie had begun playing. NO video (as expected - this was my original problem), and NO audio (that was a surprise because I used to be able to get audio through it, but no picture). The receiver simply displayed "Stereo," and had nothing coming through. It did show and HDMI light, indicating that it recognized an HDMI cord being plugged in (I think that's what it means anyways).
THEM I unplugged the HDMI cord that was connecting the receiver to the TV (aka that problematic HDMI OUT port on my AVR 590), and suddenly the audio came bursting on, and switched over to displaying DTS-HD MA!
What in the world does that mean? Why would having the HDMI OUT port empty make my audio play, and plugging a cord into their shuts off the audio?
AHHHHH! Someone brilliant please help me. I'm losing my mind.