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HDMI signal issue, Sony STR-DH510

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
I purchased a new STR-DH510 a month ago to be able to run my cable box (Explorer 8300 HD-DVR) and Sony Blu-Ray player into the receiver and on to the TV, all via HDMI.
The 510 carries both audio and video via HDMi so it eliminated the need for digital or optical audio cables. the isue I have started having is that the signal from the cable box will drop out periodically for a split second and come back on. when this happens the display on the receiver says LPCM 48, as if it just found a new signal. This is annoying enough on live TV, but when it happens while watching a recording it will actually pause the recording.
I am not sure if there is a setting, either on the cable box or the receiver that I need to change. Is there some kind of 2-way communication occurring where the receiver and cable box are not quite in sync? I have tried adjusting a few setting such as the audio and video output settings on the cable box and the HDMI pass through and A/V sync settings on the receiver, but it keeps occurring.
post #2 of 37
Thread Starter 
*bump*

Any Sony users out there having HDMI issues?
post #3 of 37
HDMI handshake issues with cable/sat boxes are fairly common, regardless of the brand AVR. Your options are to either go HDMI straight to the TV with optical to the AVR or go component/optical from the cable box to the AVR.
post #4 of 37
I can't get my TV audio to output through the receiver and HT speakers. It's HDMI connected, ARC is on. Maybe I'm missing some setting? The receiver keeps showing MUTING on the display, even when I change volume. But only TV speakers work, nothing else.
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by fattyboi View Post

I can't get my TV audio to output through the receiver and HT speakers. It's HDMI connected, ARC is on. Maybe I'm missing some setting? The receiver keeps showing MUTING on the display, even when I change volume. But only TV speakers work, nothing else.

Does the Tv have the ARC feature? By my understand both unit (receiver and Tv) has to have ARC for it to work. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
post #6 of 37
JChin,

You're right, after I did some more searching. I like the unit, but the manual is sure lacking. Oh well, I'll just get an optical cable. Thanks for confirming.
post #7 of 37
After hearing of the many problems that cable and sat boxes have with HDMI, I connected my Dish 722k with component / optical cables. When I change from HD to SD channels, there is only a split second where the receiver changes from Dolby Digital to an analog mode (or the reverse). The HDMI 'chain' is never broken (since I'm not using HDMI with the 722k). My BD player is connected with HDMI, and my projector connects to my receiver with HDMI. My reasoning was that I would not be losing any resolution with component from the 722k, and I'd eliminate much possible frustration. I do not have the same cable box, receiver, or TV as you do, but this might be an easy and inexpensive option for you with only mild inconvenience.
post #8 of 37
I'm a newbie with my first SRS. Are the surround speakers supposed to output dialogue as well as other audio? I thought only the center channel does dialogue that. If so, maybe my receiver settings are wrong.
post #9 of 37
Generally the only time you'll get dialog from the surround speakers is when the AVR is set to a 5CH or 7 CH STEREO mode in which case the dialog would be mixed into all all speakers, otherwise in normal DD or DTS modes, roughly 85% of the dialog comes from the center channel with the remaining mixed into the front L/R channels.
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Generally the only time you'll get dialog from the surround speakers is when the AVR is set to a 5CH or 7 CH STEREO mode in which case the dialog would be mixed into all all speakers, otherwise in normal DD or DTS modes, roughly 85% of the dialog comes from the center channel with the remaining mixed into the front L/R channels.

jdsmoothie, thanks for your expertise. I finally got it to work after making settings changes. Sounds a lot better!
post #11 of 37
A question about the HDMI Stand-by pass-through feature. If I set 'Passthrough' to 'On' and also set HDMI audio output to 'Amp', what happens when the receiver is in standby? Will audio now be output to the TV speakers?

Also, there is this phrase from the user manual -

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The sound quality of the playback component depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the number of channels, and the sampling frequency, etc. When the TV has stereo speakers, the sound output from the receiver is also stereo as that of the TV, even if you play back multi channel software.

Does this mean that HDMI standby passthrough feature does not support multi-channel audio such as DD or DTS? i.e. only stereo is output to the speakers and the TV? If so, when the receiver is powered on, do you get stereo only or multi-channel audio?

Thanks!
post #12 of 37
Bump? Any one know about this?
post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

A question about the HDMI Stand-by pass-through feature. If I set 'Passthrough' to 'On' and also set HDMI audio output to 'Amp', what happens when the receiver is in standby? Will audio now be output to the TV speakers?

No, set HDMI Audio Out to TV+AMP for sound to output from Tv speakers.
post #14 of 37
Thanks jchin!
post #15 of 37
hi guys
i just bought my sony str-dh510 and i connected my ps3 on it, after some time troubling with it i finally got the video and sound working, only now i got a other problem, the voice sounds of the chars in the games dont work and i dont know how to fix it, can any1 help please?


also i got a xbox 360 and i was wondering if i can make it work by using a special buttom in the menu or that i need to buy special cabels for it
post #16 of 37
The HDMI repeater in my NEW SONY STR-DH510 blocks video, yet passes audio from my Apple TV via HDMI. Sony support has been a total failure. Any thoughts? Their suggestion was to lower the resolution from my Apple tv....kinda defeats the purpose I thought. Apple tv works when connected directly to tv. All other devices work through receiver HDMI repeater.

Vizio blue Ray
Samsung DVD
Apple tv
post #17 of 37
I have a Sony flat screen TV with Bravia Sync and a new Sony STR-DH510 receiver. A satelite box is connected to the receiver SAT input with the 3 component cables. The TV video is connected to the video out monitor with a yellow component cable. An HDMI cable is connected from the HDMI TV output to the TV. HDMI control and ARC is set on.

Last week, when the TV was turned on, the receiver also came on with input from the SAT and the sound played through the receiver with no problems. Something has changed and I'm not sure what. Now, when the TV is turned on, the receiver also comes on with SAT input and all is well. But, after a few seconds the TV displays "switching audio to external speakers", the receiver switches to TV input, and the sound is gone until I manually switch the receiver input back to SAT.

Any ideas?
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by pbell View Post

I have a Sony flat screen TV with Bravia Sync and a new Sony STR-DH510 receiver. A satelite box is connected to the receiver SAT input with the 3 component cables. The TV video is connected to the video out monitor with a yellow component cable. An HDMI cable is connected from the HDMI TV output to the TV. HDMI control and ARC is set on.

Last week, when the TV was turned on, the receiver also came on with input from the SAT and the sound played through the receiver with no problems. Something has changed and I'm not sure what. Now, when the TV is turned on, the receiver also comes on with SAT input and all is well. But, after a few seconds the TV displays "switching audio to external speakers", the receiver switches to TV input, and the sound is gone until I manually switch the receiver input back to SAT.

Any ideas?

Hi pbell, this is due to Bravia Snyc feature and with ARC function being turned ON.

Since its not mention how satellite box audio is connected, I assume its by optical or coax and not analog (red & white). If you haven't done so, suggest setting "Audio Input Mode" for SAT input from Auto to either Optical or Coax.

Question, why have Composite (yellow) "Monitor Video Out" instead of Component (green, blue, red) Video "Monitor Out"? And I guess you're using ARC because the Sony Tv has internet feature?
post #19 of 37
I'm sorry I mixed up the terms component and composite. The satelite is connected to the receiver with "composite" red, white, and yellow cables. The yellow composite cable between the TV and the receiver works but probably should be replaced with the green, blue, and red connectors.

The Sony TV does not have the Internet feature. So, I changed ARC to NO and it still acts exactly the same.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by pbell View Post

I'm sorry I mixed up the terms component and composite. The satelite is connected to the receiver with "composite" red, white, and yellow cables. The yellow composite cable between the TV and the receiver works but probably should be replaced with the green, blue, and red connectors.

The Sony TV does not have the Internet feature. So, I changed ARC to NO and it still acts exactly the same.

Need to turn OFF Bravia Sync and not just turning OFF ARC.
post #21 of 37
Thanks for your help!

I'm not sure I was clear. I would like to turn on the TV and have the receiver
automatically come on (as it does) on SAT input (as it does) and stay on SAT
input (which it does not) without touching any other buttons (like it did
for over 2 weeks). Won't that require Bravia Sync to be on?
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by pbell View Post

Thanks for your help!

I'm not sure I was clear. I would like to turn on the TV and have the receiver
automatically come on (as it does) on SAT input (as it does) and stay on SAT
input (which it does not) without touching any other buttons (like it did
for over 2 weeks). Won't that require Bravia Sync to be on?

I understand and you was clear about it. This is one of the feature of Bravia Sync which will switch to Tv Input on the receiver.

Since ARC has been activated and turning Off ARC doesn't help, maybe try resetting Bravia Sync. By turning Off Bravia Sync (Control for HDMI) and then turn Off receiver and Tv. Wait a few minutes, turn receiver and Tv back On and set Bravia Sync (Control for HDMI) to On and turn Off ARC.

Note, I'm not sure if you will have to reset Bravia Sync on the tv but try the receiver first.
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by masterran View Post

hi guys
i just bought my sony str-dh510 and i connected my ps3 on it, after some time troubling with it i finally got the video and sound working, only now i got a other problem, the voice sounds of the chars in the games dont work and i dont know how to fix it, can any1 help please?

I have the same problem over here but no one answer! The same problem occur with my samsung blu ray player! It looks like the 5.1 signal doesn't come our. When I put the sound in stereo, it work.

Help please
post #24 of 37
I'm using the AV Sync (delay) feature on my 510 to deal with lip sync issues. However, I don't always have the unit on; using its pass through feature in standby mode. Would it be safe to assume that the delay feature is NOT in effect when in standby? In other words, is it just passing the AV, with no additional processing?

I see that others are using component video to deal with AV sync issues. Do I give up much going from HDMI to component video/optical audio?

Chris
post #25 of 37
I have a Sony N460 bluray player outputting DTS-HD Master Audio. And I'm setting the DH510 to AFD AUTO. Is this the correct receiver setting to get the HD Audio, if I'm reading the manual and other suggestions correctly?

The N460 decodes HD audio so I just want my receiver to accept it raw and output to the speakers. However, I don't see the LPCM light up on the receiver. Shouldn't it be on?
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by fattyboi View Post

I have a Sony N460 bluray player outputting DTS-HD Master Audio. And I'm setting the DH510 to AFD AUTO. Is this the correct receiver setting to get the HD Audio, if I'm reading the manual and other suggestions correctly?

The N460 decodes HD audio so I just want my receiver to accept it raw and output to the speakers. However, I don't see the LPCM light up on the receiver. Shouldn't it be on?

Found my answer (set audio output to Mix)
post #27 of 37
Summary: Something happens when I choose a Comcast "On Demand" item that apparently causes the [powered up] 510 to block the HDMI signal going to the TV. The TV reports that the signal has been lost.

Details: I choose an On Demand selection and hit "Play." I get "one moment please," then the screen goes dark and I see the time bar at the bottom of the screen for a brief second. Then I lose all audio icons on the 510. I then get a "signal lost" error message on the Samsung TV. I also see the HDMI "pass thru" icon turn off (briefly), then on again in the 510's display. The audio icons do not re-appear - so no video, no audio. If I unplug then insert any of the HDMI cables in the config, the video and audio come back. If I turn the 510's input knob to DVD, then back to Cable STB, the video and audio come back. I bypassed the 510 completely (see config below), went straight from the STB to the TV, and I don't seem to have the problem. It seems like there is something that comes down the wire that hangs the 510 enough that it will not pass the HDMI signal through the receiver.

I have a Pace RNG110. HDMI out from that to the STR-DH510, then out to the TV. I do this so I can get 5.1 from Comcast (per the Samsung manual), as the TV does not output 5.1 if I go from the STB to the TV directly.

When I lose the signal, I also lose the remote's functions, except for powering off the Pace. Funny thing - the power light goes off, but the HD light stays on! I am unable to turn the STB back on until I "unjam" the system by unplugging/reinserting an HDMI cable or fiddling with the 510's input knob. Now I wonder if there's a bug in the Pace box.

[EDIT] Turns out that, when I turn off the STB (per above paragraph), the power light goes off, but the box is apparently not off. If I unjam (per above), the power light comes back on (and AV is restored). I have not touched the remote!

I have not experienced any other video or audio issues with regular channels - SD and/or HD.

I plan to do some more experimenting, but I wanted to get this out in the event that it's either a known problem or a cockpit error.

Thanks in advance for any ideas on this one. I'm stumped...

[EDIT] Looks like this is only a problem with On Demand HD content. So far, I can't make it fail if I choose content that is in SD.
post #28 of 37
I just bought the str-dh510 plugged in three hdmi cables to the inputs the sound and picture look great but my DTS does not come on at all was there a setup option I missed? The manul only defines what dts is not how to set up sothanx for that sony.
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Wingnut68 View Post

I just bought the str-dh510 plugged in three hdmi cables to the inputs the sound and picture look great but my DTS does not come on at all was there a setup option I missed? The manul only defines what dts is not how to set up sothanx for that sony.

Hi Wingnut68, clarify what three source or which source and what material you're playing.

Or are you talking about DTS-HD MA? If so, DTS and DTS-HD MA is two different audio format so DTS logo indicator will not light up. Plus this receiver does not decode HD (DTS-HD MA and TrueHD) audio. For DTS logo to light up, the source has to send the DTS audio bitstream for the receiver to decode it.
post #30 of 37
Wingnut,

Small comfort but you can take solace in that the front panel display of the 510 does not have the audio logo on full time unlike some other receivers. It just flashes DTS, DD or LPCM briefly and then displays the source 'DVD/BD/SAT/TV' full time. The L/PCM output on the 510 sounds great to me.
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