HDMI handshake issues..... associated with multiple HDMI outputs
I am running my projector from HDMI 1 and an LCD PC monitor from HDMI 2.
I find that the HDMI handshake is VERY slow (5-10 seconds) and that unit frequently DROPS synch with HDMI2 and then cannot "find" (re-synch) the monitor.
When this happens, the red "HDMI" symbol on receiver screen flashes and then the output # (e.g., the 2) also flashes. Sometimes it will not re-acquire synch with the minotor w/o turning off the AVR.
Synch with the projector (HDMI 1) is stable but there is a 3-5 sec. lag (often accompanied by multiple screen flashes or screen flashing all one color) when the input source is changed.
annoying but not impossible to deal with.
What's weird is that I have "NET" hard button configured for Pandora with output to HDMI 2 only (since I will have music playing but no need for running projector) and this synch is VERY quick and almost never drops.
It also seems that if I have "output = HDMI 1 + 2" set but don't have the projector running then there is the same synch problem with HDMI 2. If I change output to "HMDI 2" only (even if input is DVR) then it seems a "little" better and more stable.
I tried turning OFF the "HDMI check" at start-up (where AVR confirms output resolution capability) through Advanced Set-up, but that didn't seem to improve things. Have also tried both "HDMI Auto" and "HDMI Direct" as far as ouput settings, also with no change.
Hardly a deal-breaker but a pretty annoying problem. I do wonder if a better receiver (i.e., "faster" processor = more expensive) would have faster HDMI handshake. I don't remember it being this slow with a the much more expensive Onkyo receiver I replaced (which I would NOT consider replacing with another Onkyo based on very premature electronics failure (known issue) in a unit costing 4x the price!)