Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
If you don't have one on hand, I'd call Monoprice and get them to replace the Redmere cable as it should work without adding an extender.
Good idea, but isn't the cable working as expected if the PJ displays a picture when hooked directly to the source (Oppo BDP-103) vs through the AVR X-4000?
It would appear the issue is that the Denon is not putting out a strong enough signal for the cable to work, whereas the Oppo is.
Or, should the cable just work regardless of source (Oppo vs. Denon AVR?)
I picked up a $20 HDMI extender from RS last night (didn't want to wait for MonoPrice to deliver one)..will try that tonight to see if it helps. Am also thinking HDBASE-T or two shorter HDMI cables with a HDMI extender between them as a workaround.
Fortunately, the Oppo has HDMI IN and split A/V between two HDMI ports. So, I can run the PJ directly to the Oppo (Redmere cable works) and the 2nd HDMI cable into the Denon X-4000. Then feed a second set of devices via a HDMI switch into the Oppo. That's not a "great" solution, though, since switching input sources on the Oppo requires navigating up and down a list of possible sources - far as I know, you can't push "INPUT 1" for input 1, etc. So, WAF through the Harmony remote is likely to be pretty low with that approach, and I'd really prefer the $1,200 Denon AVR to just work as it's supposed to - ie: throw a picture consistently via the HDMI out, just like the Oppo does.
It's pretty unacceptable that a $1,200 AVR can't interface to a PJ through HDMI out using the exact same cable that works on a $200 Tivo HD or a $500 Oppo DVD player. That would imply the HDMI port on the AVR is underpowered or has other quirkiness that the lesser cost devices don't, which is crazy.