Originally Posted by Vsx1020mtl
I turned everything off a few times and that didn't change anything. I'm pretty sure I've been using the right input everytime so maybe it's the 1080p/1080i problem? I know the PS3 is set to 1080p so how do I look for the receiver's upconversion setting? (Sorry for the noob question)
HDCP handshake bugs typically are cleared with a reboot of one or all components so I guess this is out of the question. Also, HDCP problems will typically show an error message on the screen.
If you're sure PS3 is outputing 1080p on HDMI, then let's work on the receiver. I'll let you just make sure the receiver and TV are set to the right input first. If you get sound from the receiver but nothing on the TV, that may be because the TV is not set to the right HDMI input. Although on Panasonic TVs, there's typically a message displayed to the effect that there's no signal detected on that input if it's the case.
So let's assume the problem is on the Pioneer from now on. Can you confirm that you're indeed using HDMI for both audio and video? It seems to be the case but you never stated it directly. Also I just want to make sure you're using HDMI between the receiver and the TV. I guess you do, but it would explain the problem as the 1020 can only output HDMI inputs to the HDMI output.
If the PS3 is outputting 1080p, then everything should be fine as the receiver will not use the upconversion chip at all. If the resolution is 1080i on the PS3, switch it to 1080p.
Now on the receiver, use the VIDEO PARAMETER button on the button and select the V.CONV parameter. Normally it should be ON. You can try OFF to see if it works for the PS3 but this will disable upconversion. If V.CONV is set to OFF and the problem goes away, this means the PS3 is outputting a resolution that the receiver can't convert (typically 1080i).
Next, assuming V.CONV is set to ON (which enables the rest of the video parameters), select the RES parameter. Normally it should be on AUTO. You can try PURE. The difference is that with AUTO, the receiver will negotiate the highest resolution that your TV can handle (1080p in the case of your Panasonic ST30) and upconvert all sources to that resolution. With PURE, thre receiver will perform video processing but will not change resolution. So if you feed 720p input to the receiver, it will pass 720p content to the TV, which will then deal with it.
I'm not aware of any other setting that could cause the Pio to not send video to the TV. So I hope this will help you. If not, as I'm out of ideas, maybe you could try to describe how everything is connected in your setup in details (e.g. Xbox to receiver HDMI2 using HDMI cable, DVD player to receiver using OPT1 + component, etc.). Maybe this will spark an idea.