Just Received my AV8801 and installed it over the weekend. At the moment, I'm running 2CH with a sub.
I use both an Oppo BDP-95 and a Cambridge 751BD. So far I've watched parts of a concert and listened to some music. My first impressions have so far been excellent and very happy with my purchase. The concert through the Oppo sounded amazing.
However, I do have a concern with the loss of video signal across a number of sources. I believe, but have yet to confirm, that the loss of video is contained to both my blu-ray players. In saying that, when I first installed the marantz, nearing the end of the end when setting up my sources, I received an invalid source input or unsupported input, can't remember the exact message, and the screen blanked out. I had to turn off the marantz in order to recover the video signal. I have a set top box and a media player connected to the marantz but they don't seem to experience any video loss.
With both my blu-ray players, I'm having to change sources on the remote from one input to another to eventually get my video back. At times, the video will return straight away, other times it may take more than several attempts in source changing before the video signal returns.
I have all my connected devices to the AV8801 set to 1080p and 24p to Auto. Would 24p cause an issue? Prior to my AV8801, I had an Integra 80.2. I've never had this problem when my devices were connected to my integra receiver but now experience video problems with the marantz. I am still trying to determine if the unsupported error message was produced by the Marantz or the Sony TV. Has anyone experienced this?
I thought that this may be an upscaling issue and have disabled the IP scaler and up conversion but my problems remain.
Cheers for your help in advance.
Update: The loss of Video happens across all connected devices. I have to keep changing from one source to another until I finally get a picture. Even when I go into setup mode on the AV8801, the screen blanks. Is there a video setting I'm missing or could there be an actual hardware problem with the Marantz. I would have expected the marantz, like any other receiver I've had in the past to turn on and switch between sources without any problems.
Edited by pasadena - 3/26/13 at 6:53am