Sorry for the long post.....this is basically the details of everything I have done.....
Where I started:
I have the 4806 connected to a Sony VPL-HS51 via HDMI.
I have a Sony DVD connected via Component and a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD DVR connected into the 4806 via HDMI.
The settings on the 4806
HDMI/DVI in Assign - HDMI 1 - VDP (for the DVR)
Component in Assign - DVD - 1-RCA, (for the DVD)
Video convert Mode - Component - for Component 1
HDMI Out - HDMI Convert - On
HDMI Out - Color Space - YCbCr
On the Sony PJ the HDMI is the ONLY input on it, and I have set that so that it has a FIXED signal input of HDMI.
The two are connected by a 8M bettercables HDMI/HDMI cable.
Thats basically it.
Now the problem - and I ain't sure whether this is the 8300HD, the 4806 doing stuff, the PJ is out of whack (or even the cable?).
Basically I can be watching successfully and after a "variable" amount of time - the PJ will seem to lose its "connection" to the input signal - it will start to "click" as though it is trying to find the right signal. Granted - this tends to happen when I am using the DVR functions to watch something recorded. That is, I might be on the "menu" of recorded items, select something to watch and begin playing, then move back to the menu and then it will start to happen. The PJ will start to "click" the same as it does when initially acquiring a signal, I will occasionally get a "flicker" of the actual image that should be being displayed, or I will get an occasional "snow field". This will keep happening until I turn everything off - and start again.
Now the first thing I have to do is try and work out "where" the issue is.
This is my plan.
1. Remove the 4806 from the "video" equation by connecting the DVR directly to the projector thru HDMI (which I can do)
2. If I still get the problem - then it ain't the 4806.
3. If I still get the problem - try with a different HDMI cable (I have another one fortunately - though only 1M so will need to move my equipment)
4. If I still get the problem it ain't the cables.
5. I have no other "digital" input capabilities yet - will have to wait for the oppo to arrive so I can connect thru the DVI output of that beasty.
6. If I still get the same problem - then I know it is the projector
7. If I do not get the same problem - then I know it must be the DVR.
Okay folks here is the scoop in terms of what I did.
I removed the 4806 from the setup and connected the DVR directly to the Sony PJ - worked perfectly - no video problems, stayed on the picture, excellent picture quality - everything was tremendous (I did leave the audio from the DVR connected to the 4806).
Put the 4806 back in and the problems started again. So it points me towards the 4806 as being a potential problem.
I checked online and got the technical manuals for the DVR and checked for the PJ - and both are claimed as being HDCP compliant.
I did find out that when you use the HDMI output on the DVR then the DVR will "test" the unit to which it is connected to ensure that it is HDCP compliant - and if it is NOT it will transmit a signal with an error message stating that the component is not HDCP compliant and that you should connect via Component.
And what do you know.....as soon as I switched everything on connected via HDMI I got a message on my monitor telling me that the unit to which the DVR was connected is NOT HDCP compliant.
Now when the DVR was connected directly to the PJ - it played perfectly (hence the PJ is HDCP compliant as far as the DVR is concerned), when I connected it to the 4806 - the DVR is convinced that the 4806 is NOT HDCP compliant.
Now THIS could be the reason that the DVR and 4806 are not talking to one another correctly AND therefore the PJ keeps "searching" for a signal when they are connected in this manner.
Therefore HELP? Where do I go, what do I do? I specifically purchased the 4806 due to its HDMI connectivity as I wanted to start to use that type of connection as my default.
I read earlier in the thread that there is a potential of a firmware upgrade - or there is a firmware upgrade as "Denon" are aware of a HDCP problem - did I read that right? They have done something for the 5805 - but not for the 4806 yes?
I am very frustrated - this is not what I expect from a high quality piece of equipment (first time I have ever delved into the higher priced echelons of AV equipment). Can someone point me in the right direction? How are customer service at Denon - I would expect something exemplary for a $3500 piece of equipment? For this price I would rather not have finger pointing Denon <-> SA - but rather have a fix!
Oppo OPDV971H, SA 8300HD, Denon AVR-4806, Sony VPL-HS51 PJ, Da-Lite 119" HCCV Contour