We got a new Blu Ray player for Christmas. We previously had HD-DVD and HD Satellite HDMI feeding a Harman Kardon AVR154. HK has only 2 HDMI inputs. So I purchased a Monoprice HDX-401TA 4 port HDMI switcher with analog and digital audio outputs. The reviews on the sight were mostly positive. I decided to leave my sat plugged into one HDMI and switch the HD-DVD and Blu Ray through the switcher. HDMI feeds into the switcher and the switcher seperates the audio and sends it out seperately to the AVR through your choice of optical/coax or analog. The problem is the switcher can't seem to lock the Blu Ray HDMI signal. It skips and the audio goes in and out and there is no voices on a movie (there are voices on trailers however. It drops constantly and is really unwatchable. HD-DVD works fine, after a couple hiccups it locks the signal fine. I tried changing the digital out settings from PCM to Bitstream HD & legacy and mixed, but nothing seems to help. Right now I can't afford to replace the AVR so if this switcher doesn't work we'll have to live without the HD-DVD player for a while. Any idea on what to do to get this to work?
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12/31/09 at 8:23pm