Over the past 10 days I have bought 2 different receivers, a Sony STRDH520 and a Denon 1712, and I've wanted to throw both out the window trying to set them up. My main problem is with video dropping and flickering with each receiver. I have about 6 1.4 HDMI cables that have worked under all other conditions with my PS3, Blu-ray player and TV, but once I add a receiver to the mix all goes to hell. For whatever reason my cable box works perfectly fine with both receivers though. After spending a few hours with the Sony receiver I finally got it to play nice with everything, but then I got greedy and decided I wanted the Denon for the Audyssey MultEQ XT. The Denon does not seem to like my PS3 at all. The only way I can get it to work is if I output video at less than 1080p, which I don't wanna do.
I'd figure it was the HDMI cables, but they work fine when connecting directly to the TV or even on my other 3D TV and Panasonic HTIB set-up.
Am I getting lemons? Are my cables crappy? Or is it just always a game of mixing and matching HDMI cables and resetting receivers in order to figure things out?