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Old 07-31-2014, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Yamaha RX-A830 Receiver and Direct TV HR44 HDMI Craziness

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First time I've posted here. Usually, when I have a problem I come here and find out how to fix it. I am not so fortunate this time. There is a ton of knowledge on this site.

I've got an HR44 acting as a server. I have a theater with a JVC DLA RS49U projector fed from a Yamaha RS-A830 AV receiver where the HR44 is connected, or to be connected. All my devices are running the latest firmware. When I connect the HR44 to the Yamaha, the HR44 locks up and locks up all my mini Genies. I have to reboot the HR44 with the Yamaha disconnected. When I bypass the Yamaha and connect straight to the projector, it works great. The Yamaha claims to support pass through, but I find it strange that just connecting the HR44 to a receiver would bring it to its knees. I have component feeding a different display and it seems to be stable. I have disabled HDCP on all devices. Any ideas?
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...I have disabled HDCP on all devices...
What does this mean? You can't enable/disable HDCP. Maybe DHCP? That is for networking, doesn't have anything to do with hdmi.

Is "HDMI Control" disabled in the Yamaha? see page 93 of the Yamaha manual. Not sure if your projector has the feature (suggest you turn it off).

How long are the hdmi cables that go from the HR44 to the Yamaha and from the Yamaha to the projector? Do they go through any adapters or walls or? Try the setup with quality directly connected 12 foot or less hdmi cables (bypass any long, adapter, through wall situations).
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HDCP is the control protocol you are referring to when you say HDMI control. I have it disabled on both the projector and the receiver. The cables I am using are Ethereal and 3' in length. I've tried 2 different cables. They do not run through the wall. The cable to the projector does run through the wall, but when I bypass the yamaha and connect directly to the Direct TV box, my problem goes away.
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...The cable to the projector does run through the wall...
More information on this? brand of cable? is it one hdmi cable end to end or are there wall plates/jumpers, or maybe converted to ethernet, etc???

An alternative would be connect hdmi from HR44 to projector then use optical from HR44 to Yamaha. Unless you have more source devices that need to goto the projector then you will need to add some sort of hdmi switch (two input ports, one output port).
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HDCP is the control protocol you are referring to when you say HDMI control.
HDCP has nothing to do with hdmi control. Look at page 93 in your manual and verify hdmi control on or off.
Turn it off and maybe also arc. Read page 124 also.
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HDCP is High-bandwith Digital Content Protection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-ba...ent_Protection

It has nothing at all to do with HDMI control as mentioned above.

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Unfortunately the Direct TV box is not HDMI certified..
They have chosen to self certify to save $..
Make sure U have the latest firmware installed..

Just my $0.03...
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Was the Direct TV - Yamaha projector issue ever resolved?

Was the Direct TV - Yamaha projector issue ever resolved?

I have nearly the identical set up as the original poster (JVC DLARS48U & Yamaha RX-V775 but Genie client, instead of server. (Genie (wired) Mini clients, model C41-100) Genie clients only have 10-pin audio out so the sound produced is 2 channel stereo.

Worked fine:
- TimeWarner CableBox-Yamaha-Projector
- Genie-Yamaha-other TV
- Genie--Projector no sound

Did not work:
- Genie-Yamaha-Projector --no video

Tried swapping out to other Yamaha receiver, the RX-V773--same problem. Tried different HDMI ports, different HDMI cables, same result. Swapped out to main Direct TV DVR server (instead of client) - crashed the server, no improvement. Oddly it powers regular HDTVs just fine through the Yamaha receivers. Yamaha tech support blew me off (did I mention I also have a Yamaha Raptor and had used to have a Yamaha motorcycle) Any ideas?
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Was the Direct TV - Yamaha projector issue ever resolved?

Was the Direct TV - Yamaha projector issue ever resolved?

I have nearly the identical set up as the original poster (JVC DLARS48U & Yamaha RX-V775 but Genie client, instead of server. (Genie (wired) Mini clients, model C41-100) Genie clients only have 10-pin audio out so the sound produced is 2 channel stereo.

Worked fine:
- TimeWarner CableBox-Yamaha-Projector
- Genie-Yamaha-other TV
- Genie--Projector no sound

Did not work:
- Genie-Yamaha-Projector --no video

Tried swapping out to other Yamaha receiver, the RX-V773--same problem. Tried different HDMI ports, different HDMI cables, same result. Swapped out to main Direct TV DVR server (instead of client) - crashed the server, no improvement. Oddly it powers regular HDTVs just fine through the Yamaha receivers. Yamaha tech support blew me off (did I mention I also have a Yamaha Raptor and had used to have a Yamaha motorcycle) Any ideas?
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