Did it change anything? How much did it cost? Thanks!
Originally Posted by kaughenbaugh
Thanks for all replies. I am still weighing benefits of the 4600 in case I want to pass through an ethernet or component to the next room to feeds another tv & avoid renting another damn cable box. I am also a little disconcerted that the ES line may be discontinued. I have had such great luck with my 12 yr. old DB930 -actually similar specs to the ES3600 but without HDMI and video pass-throughs. I feel a little like I'm buying an updated clone vs. buying up. I think the 3600 could push 4 zones of relatively small speakers - but correct me here if I'm being too optimistic. A $250 difference amortized over 10 yrs. isn't much so I do worry about being "penny wise and pound foolish." The 4600 seems to get slightly better reviews out there, but reviews on ES (esp. sound quality) are sketchy - probably since they have a much smaller market share than they used to. Please help this desperado off the proverbial barbed wire fence!
Mine was doing the same thing when I tried to update over WiFi. I turned off the wireless card on my laptop and connected it directly to the switch on the back of the receiver (5600ES) with an ethernet cable.
Right after starting the update on the computer, I also happened to turn off the HDMI device that the receiver had been set to.
I don't know which of these two things did it, but the blue light started flashing almost immediately and the receiver updated perfectly. I'd try the direct network connection first, after enabling updates in the secret menu.
Originally Posted by BmrSnr
Okay, since I'm having such great luck w/ this forum (and poor luck w/ Sony tech support), I'm going to throw another problem out there. I utilize both of my HDMI outputs (living room and patio). However, when I try to watch something via my cable box on both TVs at the same time via these HDMI outputs (A+B), the pictures on both TVs just flicker on and off and eventually both screens just go black. I then have to hit HDMI Output and pick either A or B.
I thought this was something inherent in the outputs, but when I play a movie via my PS3 I'm able to use outputs A+B and display the movie on both screens without a problem.
So is it something about my cable box (Time Warner Motorola), the TV signal (seems to occur regardless of HD or SD), my HDMI cable (good quality via Monoprice) or something else? I can't figure it out.
I had given up on this and learned to live with it but thought it'd be worth a shot to see if any of you had any ideas. Thanks in advance for any help.