Originally Posted by whitecamaross
Ok Bob. I'll try what you suggested when I get home. Is there a specific hdmi cable you recommend ? I'd hate to buy 86 different cables in order to find the one I need.
First, buy only cables that are labelled as "For 1080p" or "High Speed" or "Category 2", which all mean the same thing.
Next, use a 6 foot (2 meter) cable between any devices close enough together. 6 foot length (not shorter or longer) is ideal for HDMI robustness.
The Redmere technology cables are good for longer distances. They have an active circuit in the plug at one end that makes the longer length act like a 6 foot cable. This also means they are directional -- you have to plug them in the right way around (source to destination).
Monoprice and Blue Jeans cable -- both AVS Forum sponsors -- sell good cables at reasonable prices.
Before replacing your long cable to the projector, check whether cabling makes a difference by temporarily carrying the OPPO and your source device (the Anthem if that's what you intend to use) over near the projector so that you can hook things up using 6 foot cables. The cable that comes with the OPPO is a good one for this, and that means you'll only need one more.
ANYTHING in the HDMI path should be suspect. That includes daisy-chained cables, adapters, switches, gizmos (like stand-alone Darbee), and wall plates. Wall plates (used to tidy up the end of long cable runs in the walls) are particularly suspect. There was a point in time where it was very hard to buy a wall plate which actually worked for 1080p/60 video. So when testing, bypass all such stuff and use single cable runs from source to OPPO and from OPPO to display. Once THAT works, then add back in your longer cable and other stuff to see if you can find the culprit.
HDMI plugs are just friction fit. It is VERY common for handshake problems to be caused by nothing more complicated than a plug shifting a bit in the socket -- it only takes a small shift to screw things up -- perhaps due to cable weight or packaging kinks in a newly purchased cable. Try reseating the plugs, making sure they are fully inserted STRAIGHT into the sockets with nothing tugging on them in any direction. Again, remember that HDMI is an end to end protocol, so any connection or cable along the ENTIRE path could be the cause of your problem.
If your display prefers RGB input, then set the OPPO to output RGB Video Level. It's OK to still feed YCbCr into the OPPO from your source device.
Set Deep Color output OFF in the OPPO. Set the Anthem to output "8 bit" video.
Use an explicit Color Space choice in both the OPPO and the source device -- not Auto or Through.
Use an explicit Resolution choice in the OPPO and the source device -- typically 1080p -- not Auto, or Source Direct, or Through.
If you are still having trouble with YCbCr input into the OPPO, try switching the Sync setting back to normal in the Anthem.