Originally Posted by Look N' Listen
However, they definitely do not work with a 1.4 receiver, such as any of the 2010 Onkyo line. I tried every combination the dip switches offered and finally was told to try a different model balun by the tech support team.
Sorry to jump in a bit late but I think my problem may be related with yours.
I was setting up an A/V cabinet for a client and switching out his equipment.
Changed out an old rear projo with a 52" XBR(HX) abd an older sony amp with an Elite VSX-32.
Well, he only had a multi cable (4 RG6Coax) and a couple cat-5e cables ran to the location of the TV. We decided on the new Geffen "3D" capable Balun, the one previously mentioned. Well.. from source to TV.. no problems... however.. when coming from the processor I will get a picture the first time.. as soon as we shut down the VSX and then turning it back on, nothing. Not a picture.. in fact sometimes the VSX would lock up. The only way to remedy the problem would be to power cycle both the sender and receiver portion of the Gefen baluns and then them VSX.
After lengthy talks with Gefen and Pioneer they blame each other..of course.
My thoughts are that this is a handshaking issue. I tried setting the dip-switches in every combination possible as well that did nothing. I tried with a VSX-31 just to make sure the amp wasn't defective, I tried turning off the HDMI control/communications in the devices, I even tried running a new cat5e cable from balun to balun and that did not solve the issue either. Does anyone think it's possible this is happening because the VSX is 1.4 and the balun is only 1.3?
I could really use some help, should I just ditch the HDMI balun all together? or would another balun work and still be HDMI compliant?