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post #1 of 17 Old 04-01-2012, 08:15 PM - Thread Starter
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**Pioneer, not Panasonic**

So I just got a new receiver and hooked everything up/got ready to go...
Problem is the HDMI inputs aren't working properly.

For some reason the HTPC is working just fine but nothing else will.
The HTPC works with any of the HDMI cables, plugged into any input. My other devices, however, don't work properly regardless of the cable or input used.

Xbox, PVR, and PS3 all work for about 15 seconds, then lose signal. Very strange.

Any suggestions/help would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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try disableing CEC for hdmi. page 38
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Thanks for the response Socketman.

Tried that already. Doesn't seem to be the problem...
I've also discovered it seems to be a problem with the video only. When the video signal is lost the audio signal remains.
Really weird.
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what tv do you have? i just read page 45 and 46 of the manual and they elude to the fact that some components may not display video. Give it a read. seems odd, i have a sony,a denon and a yamaha reciever and none have had any trouble with any of my flat panels -2 lg's and a panny all with 3 different motorola dvr


Is the Signal Sel button on Auto?
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Samsung 61" DLP.
Rear Projection beast.
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Yeah, I had read that also. Doesn't make sense to me why the video is intermittent though. Or why it shows up for 15 seconds sometimes, than 5 minutes other times... but always cuts out.
Every time I switch input to something else, then back again, it works... but only for a short period of time.
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read page 12, i cant copy and paste it but it say is certain signals, 480i ,480 or 576i 576p can not be displayed over hdmi. so this may be your underlying problem cause this reciever does not upconvert.
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I bought my vsx-821 in Nov.2011.
My HDMI's also acted up so i switched over to RCA's.

I reread the Pioneer Manual.We Have to jump through hoops!

Turn off unit.Make sure you set up your speakers.It says to un-plug the unit
then set up your HDMI's. I think the OSD line can't be connected
if your using HDMI's.Pg 14 says nothing about that , i'll reread the book
later.
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Yeah, I tried the power off - hook everything up - power back on trick as well. No such luck.
I'm wondering if, since I just bought the receiver yesterday, I should just go out and buy a new one that won't have these issues.

Suggestions?
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If you can afford it, consider getting a receiver that includes video resolution upscaling in the analog to hdmi video conversion. You might wind up not using it, of course, but feeding a constant resolution to the TV may help.

FWIW, many people prefer to plug gaming systems directly into a TV to avoid the lag introduced by going through an AVR.

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Thanks Selden, that makes sense.
It's strange because the last receiver I had it all hooked up to (and working fine) was the VSX-521...

I used to have the Xbox hooked up directly to the TV, but the surround sound seems to be well worth the trade in for the (almost negligible) lag.
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Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the details of modern Pioneer receivers. However, some manufacturers aren't entirely consistent in the model numbers they use from year to year. An increase in model number from one year to the next does not always mean that the newer receiver has more features than the older one.

And there's still the possibility that the unit that you have happens to be defective.

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Haha yeah! Here's hoping. Going to bring it back to Best Buy today, get a new one of the same model, and cross my fingers hoping it works!
Thanks for all the help everyone!
Will keep you in the loop.
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Got the new receiver (same model).
No such luck. All the same problems are repeating themselves.
Dammit, I'm stumped.
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Could be a problem with HDCP.
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Could be a problem with HDCP.

Pretty odd for all the components BUT the HTPC having HDCP problems.....usually its the other way around.

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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Pretty odd for all the components BUT the HTPC having HDCP problems.....usually its the other way around.

HTPCs usually only have problems with HDCP when trying to play protected content. If he hasn't been playing Blu-Rays on his HTPC then it's possible that his HTPC works because it hasn't been using HDCP at all.
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