Originally Posted by pgaiduk
The switch is a Key Digital KD-8x4CS all HDMI Matrix switch. I have three other inputs which sync just fine no matter which of my three outputs I currently have selected.
I also swapped inputs to insure that that particular input (3) wasn't defective and it synced right up to the Apple TV so at the moment it doesn't appear to be an obvious hardware issue.
I'm hoping I can stumble on a setting but still... I have dual outputs on the BDP and currently have one hooked to the AVR directly and the other to the switch (and then back to the AVR as an input) as a test.
The switch won't sync with the BDP but the AVR evidently will.
I suppose I could have a defective cable to the switch but its new and it'll be a PIA to check as its 15' away.
Thats my only long cable.
My first question is why do you think this is an EDID problem with the BDP? The EDID travels from sink to source. So, the BDP would be receiving the EDID.
When you say you were changing the AVR's EDID, what do you mean? Do you mean you were selecting between audio for TV or Amp?
Actually, if you can't get any signal at all, it implies that there may be an issue with HDCP more than EDID. If it is EDID, then it would be because the TV or the AVR is providing a list of acceptable resolutions or audio settings that the Pioneer BDP can't provide. Remember with EDID you have to think backwards - it's the sink setting the source.
And, yes, 15' of cable is long enough to cause a problem if it is not a certified High Speed cable or a very thick gauge. If you don't want to move the BDP player temporarily closer, your only other choice is to temporarily run a known good cable. If it is a cable problem, that would be much easier to fix than a firmware problem and you wouldn't waste time trying to find a problem in the firmware that isn't there.
If your BDP is sending 1080p (which it likely is) and your other devices are 1080i, that would be a significant amount of bandwidth difference which could cause the other devices to work and the BDP not to work.