Originally Posted by lion2k3
My VSX-53 stopped displaying video and sound on all inputs. (As far as I know no settings have changed.) In other words, it worked fine, but now I'm getting no output. I also don't hear anything when I use the TUNER input. To be clear, the unit does turn on.
I've tried using HDMI 1 OUT and HDMI 2 OUT. I've tried 2 different televisions. I've unplugged the unit and plugged it back in. Still nothing.
I don't see any warning messages on the display screen of the unit.
My current routing is:
HDMI 1 OUT to TV (Panasonic Viera plasma; also tried one of my computer monitors, which in the past would work)
HDMI 1 - Directv box (via Google TV)
HDMI 2 - Apple TV (1st generation)
BD (HDMI) - Playstation 3
DVD (HDMI) - XBox 360
DVR/BDR (HDMI) - Apple TV (2nd generation)
Usually it's plugged into a Belkin Power Console. But I've also tried plugging it into the wall.
This may sound strange, but I bought this unit to replace an Onkyo SR-806A because, if I recall correctly, it was doing the same thing. I admit that I was looking for any convenient excuse to get this Pioneer Elite, so I didn't mess around with it much and/or my memory may be fuzzy. Obviously, if it had the same symptom, was that some other component, such as the TV, was flawed. But when I connect the inputs directly to the TV everything works fine. (Also, as I mentioned other display units don't work either.) I suppose I could try testing the HDMI cables...
Hello all, first time caller here. So almost a year later than Lion, I have the same exact problem. I was just watching TV and turned everything off to go put my son to bed. I've come back about an hour later, turn everything on again and get no output (vid or aud). For instance, I use Windows Media Center through the Xbox. It is fed in on HDMI1 and out to the TV on HDMI1. Auto detect area shows HDMI, above the audio status it shows HDMI, but the blue HDMI output lit up. I tried switching inputs to the computer (Stereo RCA on CD input) and I still get no audio. Nothing is muted, nothing is a different mode than it was before. I've tried powering down and up and pulling the plug after a shutdown but still no change. I've had it sitting on the CD input for about 10 minutes now with music playing from the PC and nothing. The PC shows that audio is being sent to the PC output. I'm completely perplexed.
UPDATE 1: I just tried a factory reset but there's no change.
UPDATE 2: Just upgraded the firmware to 209 and there's still no change.
I'm really worried. I've only had it for a few months and I've never had any problems. This seems *really* odd.
I don't see any follow up posts to Lion's original post this January. Has anyone else ever seen this?
UPDATE 3: Powered down, unplugged from wall, unplugged all HDMI in & out, plugged in, went to CD in, audio OK. Powered down, unplugged from wall, plugged all HDMI back in, plugged in, HDMI light checks HDMI devices, went to CD in, audio OK. Went to HDMI1, video and audio OK. So I'm back up and running. I don't understand why this happened though. Again, I was watching TV, powered down to sleep mode, came back an hour later, powered on and I had the described problem. I didn't change any settings (except renaming inputs from iControl) nor did I physically touch any cables. Any ideas?
Here are some pics from iControl:
JEdited by jcrayamsterdam - 12/25/12 at 7:34am