Originally Posted by thekaz1969
Ok, so it is driving me crazy, and I am having difficulty finding an answer that makes sense to me.
I've had my nr1604 for about 8 months. I have a cable box, Roku, Blu Ray, and Wii U hooked up -- all audio and video passing through the receiver. More frequently lately, I've been getting the HDCP errors and having to disconnect and reconnect the source having the issue and the nr1604.
First off, it is a pain. Second, I am not sure I could teach my wife and kids to do it if I weren't home.
My question is -- is this more likely (a) the receiver, (b) the cable, or (c) the television (I have a Panasonic LCD that is at least 6 or 7 years old)...? I am leaning toward the TV, but don't want to tell my wife a new TV would fix the issue and then not have it fix the issue.
Anyone able to help me understand what is likely causing these errors?
HDMI is an end to end solution that's been designed to fail so that handshakes have to happen. What you want to do is minimize the number of handshakes that occur.
(1) Check to make sure all your HDMI cables are high speed and at 6' in length which the specs are written around. If you have different spec cables, make them all the same to minimize issues.
(2) Check that all your HDMI cable connectors are seated properly. The HDMI connectors are designed to be friction fit and if the cable (which can have some weight) tugs at an angle, it could cause the connector to come loose. If you have wall connectors or such in-between the source and sink, bypass them for the time being and do a direct connection.
(3) Turn ON sequence can be important minimize handshake issues. If you have a universal remote such as Logitech Harmony, you can program it such that the TV comes ON first (sink), then the receiver then the source last.
(4) Check the settings on the source. Things such as Deep Color doesn't do anything expect load up the bandwidth and cause additional handshakes to happen. If you have this or anything that increases bandwidth requirements, set them to OFF.
(5) On the receiver, try selecting pass through of video with no processing. If you cable source native resolution is 1080i, use that as it has a lower bandwidth requirement and let the TV do the de-interlacing.