Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
What source name is setup as the Standby Source to pass through? Does either audio or video pass through? If video only, you may have to set the source to stereo rather than the multi channel setting used with the surround speakers.
Here are my HDMI setup settings:
My standby source is "DVD". I am using DVD as the input for my HTPC.
My video out and control monitor are both "Monitor1. My projector is connected to Monitor1 (HDMI 2).
power control is off.
I boiled it down to a simple test:
- power off just the receiver (projector stays on - HTPC is never switched off anyhow) -> the display goes blank for a couple of seconds. However, it recovers and everything is fine. My HTPC is not messed up.
- power on the receiver (projector is still on) -> similar to above: some blanking. However, the display gets messed up. With other words, the HTPC thinks that the HDMI display is gone.
The HTPC sound card is by default configured to output stereo to the HDMI. i.e. playing music with mediaplayer. For blueray playback, the player will pass through whatever the disc has to offer.
I have noticed that when the the receiver is off that the HTPC mutes the audio (shows mute icon). I guess that makes somewhat sense.
Not sure where to go from here.