Originally Posted by Jon S
This happens whether i use either my Pioneer BDP-09FD or my Oppo BDP-95 with a JVC RS-1 projector. When bypassing the receiver, the video displays immediately. My previous Onkyo was a lot faster.
when you go directly to the PJ, you are making a 1 hop handshake on the video side, from HDMI transmitter chip > HDMI receiver chip
when you go thru the AVR, you have 2 hops, obviously, using the AVR as a sink and re-transmitter. you also have the receiver's Qdeo chip video processor in the circuit path if you leave the Video Converter on. HDMI transmitter > HDMI receiver > Qdeo chip > HDMI tranmitter > HDMI receiver (PJ). there is latency involved in each step plus the receiver transmitter has to re-encrypt the signal while your direct path doesn't.
my guess is that if you turn off the Video Converter (not needed anyway for BD HDMI & a PJ), then you could
see a slight speed-up and video appearance. whether it's noticeable or not for your PJ setup I wouldn't know
also I have never used an Onkyo so can't compare, but did the Onkyo have a built-in video processor and did you leave it on?
I leave the Video Converter off in both my SC-09 and SC-68 and notice no lag between video & audio going thru either AVR, from both Pioneer BDP-09 or Oppo 93 players to a Pio Kuro plasma. when video comes on, so does the audio, never noticed one before the other.
YMMV. worth a try. but in the end, it is what it is