Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Try setting HDMI-CEC (eg. Anynet+, VierraLink, BraviaSync, etc.) on your TV to OFF. Also a snowy picture can be the result of a defective HDMI cable so try also replacing your cable(s). HDMI cables can be purchased from forum sponsor Monoprice for < $5.
The receiver has been working fine for more than two years and its never given me any problems until now. I bought a couple of nice (MediaBridge
) HDMI cables from Amazon and replaced the ones from (HDP) HDMI 2, (SAT/CABLE) HDMI3 but the problem still persists. I swapped the two around and assigned it to their appropriate sources and guess what....my Cable TV (which is now plugged in to HDP HDMI 2) is having problems, it wouldn't display anything. The screen went completely blank, occasionally it will try to display something (flickering) but most of the time it just goes blank! I did a reset on the cable box by unplugging/plug the power cable, swapped it back to the previous (Cab/Sat) HDMI 3 port, WD Player back to (HDP) HDMI 2 port and it seemed to work fine again, except for the latter being a bit iffy. In the end I decided to use one of the available 'virgin' ports: (V. Aux) HDMI5 and assigned it to the WD instead. It worked out well w/o issues....for now.
I have a very strong feeling that my board is on its way out, it's just a matter of time now. These are early warning signs and symptoms. HDMI just plain out sucks. I did a search and couldn't believe the numerous HDMI board failures, this includes all the top major brands with Onkyo being on top of the list, and the more expensive 43XX series Denons. The board for our receiver is long gone and discontinued, I wonder if there are ways to fix it by locating and replacing bad caps like some of the Onkyo owners have successfully done. I haven't tried hard-resetting the unit yet and still hoping that I am wrong, but these HDMI business is giving me the chills.