So I just picked the 2809 yesterday and am really impressed with it. It was an upgrade from my "old" 2308 hehe. The audio sounds amazing, but I really have some issues with the video and it's driving me nuts. Please bear with the long post. First, here's the components
-Panasonic TH-50PHD7UY Plasma
-This is the "industrial" model, so I have the TY-FB7HM add-in HDMI board (HDMI ver. 1.1). Native resolution of the tv is 1366x768.TiVo HD
- Set to a fixed resolution of 720pHTPC
- Ubuntu 8.10 running XBMC with an ATI Radeon HD 3450. (Will be upgrading to an nVidia 9500GT tomorrow). Set to a fixed resolution of 1280x720. Only has HDMI & DVI outputs.Denon 2908
- HDMI Color Space set to YCbCr, Video conversion enabled, i/p scaler set to A to H, Resolution set to 720p, Progressive Mode set to Auto, Aspect set to Full.Nintendo WiiNow the connections
TiVo HD ---HDMI--->Denon 2809
Denon-----HDMI--->Panasonic Plasma...and the problem
The problem is that I'm getting a "No signal" display on the plasma when changing sources. I can be watching the Tivo fine and try to switch over to the HTPC and I lose signal. Sometimes I can get the signal back by power cycling the plasma or power cycling the Denon, but it's never consistent. What usually works the best is just powering everything off and back on...but even that isn't 100% foolproof. I'm guessing there's some sort of HDCP handshake issue somewhere.What I've verified
1. Running the HTPC directly to the plasma with HDMI works fine.
2. Running the Tivo directly to the plasma with HDMI works fine.
3. Running the Tivo directly to the plasma with component works fine.
4. Tried the HDMI board in both slots of the Panny. No change.What I'll be trying this afternoon
1. Running the Tivo to Denon with Component, HTPC to Denon with HDMI and Denon to Panny with HDMI
2. Running the TiVo to Denon with Component, HTPC to Denon with HDMI, and both Component/HDMI from the Denon to Panny.
3. Running the Tivo to Denon with HDMI and Denon to Panny with HDMI. Will have to leave the HTPC out of this test.Other possible steps/questions
1. Replace HDMI board with DVI - I don't think this would help as the board works fine when the Denon is bypassed.
2. Run the HTPC with HDMI directly to the Panny and S/pdif to the Denon. Connect TiVo with component & optical to the Denon and then component from the Denon to Panny. What do I lose by using the s/pdif & optical audio connections?
3. Throw everything out the window and drink myself to death.
Anyone have any other suggestions or ideas? Thanks so much.