Originally Posted by david0406
Well Roku states that one of my devices is probably NOT "fully" HDMI compliant and generally this issue is not the fault of the Roku2. My devices are TX-NR609 and Samsung PN42C450. I have tried every input on the AVR. Changed the inputs on the TV. Tried every resolution including "through" and "direct" . Surely my 609 is "fully" hdmi compliant as for my TV it is a 2009 or 2010 model. The Roku2 works fine except when I engage DD+ on Netflix and then start switching back and forth between inputs. I tried the Cat2 cable I received yesterday to no avail. Now if I stream netflix in 2.0 stereo this issue does NOT occur. Handshakes complete with no problem. Now my TV is ONLY a 720p tv. Whether or not that is any issue or not I dont know. All resolution settings are at 720p. They also state that they encounter many problems with the Onkyo receivers. Bottom line I asked if they thought my Roku was defective. They stated it is generally the other devices.
I have no handshake problems with either of my other devices . Set top box and Bluray.
Originally Posted by david0406
I have the latest firmware also on the 609. I guess I have come to the conclusion that I will just live with the handshake issue. It only occurs with netflix and DD+. I just hate it when I think one of my devices is not performing as it should. Just anal on my part I guess. Simply powering off fixes the problem anyway.
After hours of frustration and research on forums and switching inputs, cables, settings, harmony remote settings yada yada yada and I mean hours
. I think I have finally cured my handshake issue. Roku support wanted me to use the " through" setting and that just pained me to even think about doing that because the video processor in the Onkyo 609 is far superior to that in my STB and TV. Just watching in " through " or " direct" clearly showed it to. So to my solution for the handshake issue between the Roku2 and my Onkyo 609.
#1- 2 new hi-speed 24awg HDMI cables from Monoprice and Blue Jeans cable. ( 1 got here faster so that's why I ordered from two different places). One for Roku2>AVR and one for AVR>TV.
#2- Changed two different settings on the Onkyo 609 as follows....and 1 on Samsung TV...
#1 on AVR- Setup>Source Settings>Picture Adjust>Wide Mode>Full ( NOT AUTO) I dont know what the difference between Auto and Full is. Maybe someone smarter than me in the Onkyo world can tell me.
#2 Setup>Hardware>HDMI>HDMI Through>Off ( NOT ON). Once again I dont know what difference this makes .
#1 On Samsung TV- HDMI Black Level>Normal ( NOT LOW)
I am NOT using "through" or "direct" on the AVR anywhere. I continue to use the AVRs video processor.
So as of now all handshakes during input switching continue to complete with these settings on the Onkyo 609 . I am not so sure which solution actually made the difference. I not so sure that just changing those settings on the 609 would have cured the problem. But anyhow all is WELL again in my little part of my A/V world....for now....