Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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OK, I'm very late the the whole BR and HDMI game, but I finally got a BR player last weekend to go with the Onkyo 705 receiver I bought used at xmas. So I hook up HDMI from BR to 705 on HDMI 1, then the 705's HDMI out to my TV's digital input (its DVI, and I use an HDMI to DVI adaptor). Change the 705's HDMI Monitor on the Setup menu to Yes, change the DVD input to HDMI 1, and press play on the BR player.
I expected to see the wonderful world of HD video, but instead - nothing. At least nothing from the BR player. The 705's setup menu came through clear enough, so there was video going from the 705 to the TV on the HDMI output. And audio came through from the BR player. But no picture from the BR player was passed through the 705.
I tried switching to HDMI 2, then 3, but none of them worked. I then took the HDMI from the BR player straight to the TV, bypassing the 705, and picture was there and looked great. So I ended up using the optical out from the BR player to get the audio and left the video going straight from BR to TV.
So what I am I missing here? How do I get the video to pass through the 705 so I have a pure HDMI signal chain? I must be missing something, or my 705 is defective. Any and all suggestions are welcome!