Originally Posted by tommyv2
Purely anecdotal question for everyone:
For those of you with HDMI port failure disconnections, has one particular input been better or worse than another?
For me, HDMI Port #6 seems to drop the most.
Anyone had any luck with extended warranties getting it fixed? I assume that most of us on here have had our factory warranty expire by now.
I was using port 8, and suffered occasional drops that lasted a few seconds. I switched to port 7 and haven't had a single drop.
However, I have always had an HDMI handshake issue. I have an Onkyo 706 receiver, a PS3, and a Comcast (Motorola DCT 3412) DVR. Sometimes I can turn on the receiver, then TV and get a signal to come through with the DVR immediately. Sometimes, however, the signal will not come through, and the receiver will say "no signal." This ONLY happens when the DVR signal is 1080i. I can switch to a 480 signal and the video comes through 99% of the time. It seems that once the TV and/or Receiver warms up, the 1080i signal will pass through. This usually only takes a couple minutes. It is very strange.
With the PS3, the results are similar. The 1080p signal does not pass at first. Usually the PS3 comes on so that I can hit my X button, causing the game to start, which is usually 720p. Once the 720p signal is sent, I get video. Sometimes, I have found that if I switch the receiver input from the video input to an audio only input (like CD, tuner, etc.), I can get the video to pass through. This doesn't start a new handshake it seems, as the receiver shows video immediately, whereas when I go back to the video input the receiver then makes the attempt to handshake.
Rarely, the receiver will latch on to the signal from the DVR or PS3, but the TV will show nothing. In these instances, I have some success cycling the TV off, then on.
I know everyone wants to blame the TV alone, but I was experiencing occasional handshake issues with my previous TV (a JVC 56FN97.) I think the receiver is partially to blame, but that the SHARP TV has exacerbated the problem.
Last night, I couldn't get a handshake with the PS3. I tried for about 20-30 minutes with no luck (FRUSTRATING!) I then decided to connect the PS3 directly to the TV, via Port 6. This worked immediately, and I ran an optical cable from the digital out to my receiver. Everything worked fine. About a half hour later, I decided to switch back to running the PS3 through the receiver, and it worked fine.
This really is a strange and frustrating issue. My TV is only 7 months old, so I have warranty time left. I plan on suffering through this until the warranty is nearly up. If they want to replace the TV then, fine. My only concern is whether or not I can demonstrate the problem for a tech adequately, since it sometimes works fine. I also am not 100% confident the set will work improperly if the receiver is removed from the equation. It's kind of like having a problem with your internet, and wondering if it is the actual PC, Modem or router causing the problem.
Is anyone else having issues just like mine?