Originally Posted by analogBalrog
This is really helpful. I'll pick up two Redmeres: one for the AVR Out and the other for the Darbee Out. My distance is actually quite small: I'd say my projector is about 10 feet from my rack. I have the longer HDMI cables from another install. So, I can get two 6' Redmeres with a Darbee in between and that would suffice quite nice. Hopefully that helps. Thanks again for the help. I'll pick up some Redmeres today.
If you are able to use significantly shorter runs and make them Redmeres, that may help and/or solve. Forum sponsor Monoprice is a great source for those cables. But it is unclear exactly what your various cabling solutions have been so far in the failure mode you describe:
Sadly, this doesn't work at all: ANY DEVICE ABOVE VIA HDMI > Pioneer VSX-822 Receiver > Darbee > Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector
If you have previously run that without using any long HDMI runs in the chain, and it didn't work, I'm not sure the Redmeres alone will get you over the goal line. The Redmeres are only helping address signal loss.
Have you already read the advice elsewhere in this thread about turning off Deep Color, and other helpful setting changes, on your Pioneer? Those changes have reportedly been key to helping others. Another recurring theme is that HDMI runs of less than 5 feet have reportedly caused problems for some. Taking both of those approaches on board was part of my solution too.
Following those concepts, you might set up things so that you are going direct from the source of your choice, using exclusively shorter (but not < 5 foot) HDMI runs, and confirming that is genuinely stable. If you have two six foot Redmeres, use one of those on the Darblet to projector run.
You will probably need to watch for more than a few minutes to really get an answer on stability. Most of my drops would occur only after a half hour or so of viewing, and often during a scene change of some kind.
Once you know that's stable, change nothing except to involve the Pioneer using the other 6 foot Redmere.
Just ideas, for what it's worth. Maybe David or others will chime in. Keep us posted and good luck.