Originally Posted by barking54
They're no longer than 6 feet. The bypass mode test is a good idea, though one that I've actually already tried. I did not get a picture. According to your comments, it seems like this may indicate a cable issue. As I mentioned in my original post, I already tried different cables; however, I'm in the market for a new cable anyway, so I'll get a couple 3-footers from Monoprice (do you have any suggestions) and try again.
In the meantime, do you have any other suggestions? I've already managed a work-around by sending HDMI from ATV directly into TV and digital optical from ATV to AVR. However, this is a PITA (albeit relatively minor) as I have to change the TV input.
Yes, a programmable remote to make all the convoluted switching into a one touch affair makes sense, but it would still be nice to iron this out without having to do that.
Are all the firmwares on all the devices as up to date as they can be?
Have yoiu tried alternate HDMI inputs on the reveiver? Alternate outputs? Changing the resolution (and other settings) out on the ATV?
Have you methodically tried all 6 turn on sequences? With ATV (A), the receiver (R), and the TV display (T) that would mean:
ART, ATR, RTA, RAT, TAR, and TRA. Turn on each, one by one , waiting for it to stabilize before turning on the next. Some setups are very sensitive to this.
Does your TV have a menu page, or service menu page, that discusses "hot plugging"? Check this out:
I hear good things about Monoprice but I have never used them. With HDMI cords what matters is distance and gauge, AWG. Even though 28 AWG should cover your under ten foot lengths, (they say), since you know there may be a problem already, I would try a thicker, beefier wire (that means a smaller number like 26 or 24, or to be extra safe 22).
Good luck, let us know.Edited by m. zillch - 6/3/13 at 3:55pm