New member here, this is my first post. Looking for some help from the crowd. Hooked up my RX-V673 last night. Before I write the problem, here is my setup summary:
Blu-Ray (Panasonic) -> RX-V673 (HDMI1); UVerse STB (Motorola) -> RX-V673 (HDMI2); Wii -> RX-V673 (AV5)
RX-V673 -> Samsung LED TV UN55EH6050 (HDMI1)
RX-V673 standby pass-through enabled, HDMI control off. Not sure of all the other settings, probably factory defaults.
Everything seemed to work well last night. However, when I powered on the TV this morning but left RX-V673 in standby, the cable set-top box seemed to go through a reboot process. After the reboot completed, all was working fine. Reboot takes over a minute, and the whole thing is just generally annoying. If I plug UVerse STB directly into Samsung TV over HDMI, there is no problem. Note, the STB is not the DVR, which is in another room. I had an identical issue with another AVR (Sony STR-DN1030, which I returned for other reasons). Even had the STB replaced (on the Sony AVR), but the problem persists. It only happens if the TV has been powered off for a while, say more than an hour or so (but I haven't measured this precisely).
So, it seems like UVerse STB and/or Samsung TV don't like having an AVR in between them.
Anyone else have this issue? And, can anyone suggest some ideas to try?
I googled around for a while, but didn't find anything useful. I think I recall stumbling on some forum (which I can't find again) that suggested adding a separate dedicated HDMI switch in between AVR and TV (or maybe it was between UVerse STB and AVR?) They didn't use this separate switch to do any actual switching, it was just some sort of powered "HDMI buffer" that kept the STB's HDMI signaling in "sync" or "hot". I'm probably butchering the technical details. But I don't want to spend more $money$ on another item to add and keep powered, unless that's the only way around this.
Thanks for any thoughts!
P.S. FWIW, in just the few hours of fiddling last night, I already like the RX-V673 much better than the Sony STR-DN1030, in case anyone was curious.