Originally Posted by Satyamdas
Hi guys, I am in desperate need of some help with my HT-S9100. I wish my first post wasn't a plea for technical assistance, but I'm really just a hardcore lurker of this forum who hasn't had anything to say before. I've read the manual and tried everything I can think of to no avail.
So here is my setup/problem, in as much detail as I can provide. I have a DirecTV HR23/PS3/360/Wii connected to my receiver all w/ HDMI (except for the Wii which I have connected w/ component). Then I have one HDMI going from my receiver to my Sammy 4096's HDMI1 input.
This is how my inputs are assigned. I've gone into the setup on the receiver and have them properly assigned to avoid any conflicts:
DirecTV - CBL/SAT
PS3 - DVD
360 - VCR/DVR
Wii - AUX (as an aside, ever since I reset my receiver I can't get my Wii to display at all either, but I hardly ever play it so it's not much of a concern)
The issue I'm having is that more often than not, I'm getting a No Signal display on my receiver and TV when I try to use my PS3 or 360. I have the game system on, and I know the connection is fine because I will have just played it the night before, or even hours before. Yet when I try to switch back from CBL/SAT to either DVD or VCR/DVR, the HDMI light will blink for about 15 seconds, then the PCM, HDMI, and DSP lights come on, but No Signal is also displayed. Sometimes just the DSP light comes on and ALL CH ST is displayed instead of No Signal, but still I get no picture or audio.
I've taken the 360/PS3 HDMI out of my receiver while it displays No Signal and the game system is on, put it into HDMI2 on my TV, and there is the picture and sound. So I know they ARE sending a signal. Where I am really confused is that CBL/SAT never fails to display. Ever. So every now and then, when I switch back to VCR/DVR or DVD to try it again, IT WORKS! I have no idea what is causing it to stop working, or what is causing it to start working again, and this is what is driving me insane. I'm pretty much at the mercy of the whims of my receiver, deciding whether it feels like working or not. If I had to guess, I would say something is up with the HDCP/encryption/handshake/whatever-it-does.
I've tried every combination of turning everything off and on in different orders, waiting different intervals between turning them on, and nothing seems to make a difference. I even reset my receiver, disconnected/reconnected everything, and the problem persists. What I do know is that when it is going to work, the picture will appear within 5 seconds, and I will get a DIALOG NORM +4 display immediately for whatever reason. When I see that display I know I'll get a signal. When it does work, I am VERY happy with the sound from this system.
I am at my wits end and would greatly appreciate any help anyone could offer.