As mentioned in the SC-1522-K deal thread, I am having problem getting my PS3 (Slim 120GB) to play nice with the receiver via HDMI
I am getting no signal (no video / no audio) when connecting PS3 to Receiver through HDMI. The signal sometimes come through eventually if I let it sit idle for a few minutes (but it is intermittent and the signal would go away without warning).
I suspect the issue is unique to PS3 - Pioneer connection because:
(1) PS3 works when directly connected to the TV and/or through another Receiver *my RC180)
(2) Receiver works when connected with DVD player (HDMI) and Wii (Component)
I am in communication (via email) with Pioneer Support - the person is courteous and genuinely believe it is an isolated issue unique to my situation. I am not convinced because I have returned the first SC-1522-K to costco and gotten another one with the precise same issue.
So far, I have tried the following to no avail
(a) Tried a different SC-1522-K
(b) Tried different HDMI cables (generic) , none of them are more than 6 feet and the cable works for other components (AVR to TV, DVD player to TV, etc).
(c) Updated the 1522 to latest firmware (via internet and USB)
(d) Set the video resoluation to "Pure" (per suggestion from Pioneer support)
(e) Disabled HDMI control (per suggestion from Pioneer support)
(f) Played with different video settings in PS3 (disabling 1080p, disabling 24Hz BD playback, resetting everything back to factory, etc)
Yet to try:
(a) Redmere HDMI cable (per suggestion from a fellow forum member) - I am guessing the idea is byte/bit-loss issue, I have the cable on order, will get it next week.
(b) A different PS3 (per suggestion from Pionner support) - Hard to locate one to test and I am skeptical because it works with my old receiver and it works when plugged directly to the TV.
In the meantime, I am running PS3 HDMI output directly to the TV and run an optical cable to the 1522 - which is an 'acceptable' work around but it bothers me a lot that I can't just run the HDMI directly to the AVR.
Sorry for the long post, but I am hoping that someone could help / give me suggestions / etc.