Great info, soniky. maybe it'll help some owners with quirky connectivity, especially the cable boxes
what I found interesting was this:"Some displays will negotiate HDCP handshake / timing better if the source are already powered on and you may need to change points 3,4,5 above to 4,3,5 or 4,5,3 depending on your equipment."
IOW, there is no "right" sequence
the only commonality is they suggest source be last.
maybe I've been lucky and owning Pioneer displays certainly could be a factor (compatibility) but I have found the order in which I turned on gear made no difference at all, it either worked or it didn't.
I mentioned this somewhere, maybe this thread, but I have 2 older devices with older HDMI specs (1.0 & 1.1) that would connect through a DVI switcher to TV, using HDMI-DVI cable, but refused to go thru the receiver & it didn't matter one bit which one I powered first....of course I tried
I also tried different inputs too but no luck. every other player, incl 2 Toshiba HD-DVD players, 3 BD players work perfectly fine and power sequence makes no difference at all.
but it can't hurt to try the above advice & it just may solve a problem
I certainly have copied the info for safe keeping just in case I need it sometime
just for the heck of it, I may try my balky devices again with this info in mind...who knows maybe one of the suggested combos will work and I could report that
it'll certainly make me less skeptical