Originally Posted by jolli1
I also picked up an H/K AVR 1700 recently and had the problem with the PS3. It seems to be a common issue.
In my case, the solution was the same as what has already been pointed out: Turn off Deep Color on the Playstation.
Hopefully there is a firmware update that can fix the problem. I'll put up with it for now since I paid the sale price and picked up a four year warranty for it.
Thanks for sharing your findings. I, along with some other folks on the SlickDeals forum, have been trying to troubleshoot this issue as well. I ordered a different HDMI cable (Blue Rigger) to run from my PS3 to my receiver. I got the cables this afternoon. Swapped out the one between my PS3 and my receiver. Watched Alien vs. Predator 2 with DEEP COLOR ON. No issues for the 45 minutes or so that I watched it. I'd watch for five minutes or so, then fast forward. Watch five minutes or so, then fast forward (it seemed to me in the past that FF'ing or RW'ing would cause hiccups). I then played Behind Enemy Lines. Good for the first 10 minutes or so, then got a brief flicker and then it was fine again. The bad news? It flickered. The good news? It was VERY brief and in the past,
once it started flickering, it would do it at random intervals from that point forward -- until I changed inputs back and forth or powered it off and back on to re-handshake the HDMI. This time, with the new cable, it just did it the one time and didn't do it again despite me watching another 10 minutes or so of footage.
I wouldn't say that it is conclusive evidence as my sample size is somewhat small, but it does seem that the cable helped a bit. I haven't had a chance to test with DEEP COLOR completely OFF. But based on your post/findings, it seems like that can solve it completely.
I was just hoping to take full advantage of everything I've paid for. My Sony TV can handle DC. The PS3 can do it (naturally). The receiver said it can handle it. I figured if an el cheapo HDMI cable that was freaking out the receiver when it was passing DC data was the culprit, I'd be willing to spend a few bucks on a better one if I could get around the issue. My old Sony receiver never had this issue, so it's either how the receiver handles Deep Color and/or you need something better than a monoprice $1 HDMI cable to avoid freaking your receiver out when it handles DC.
Again, appreciate your post. I'll relay your findings to the folks at SD. And yes, hopefully a FW update will help alleviate this for good.