Originally Posted by ryanderenzy
ugh, i tried the factory reset and all of that stuff.
Sending to repair company who said it's a known issue with many recievers and manufactures....with a bad capacitor or they will replace the whole HDMI board.
will update when its back
I just had the EXACT SAME ISSUE with my Pioneer Elite VSX-53. On last Tuesday, the HDMI out died, no video and then no sound either. And something zapped my Uverse cable DVR, no sound. New DVR arrived last Thursday (very quick and helpful AT&T customer service). So unless I got a power surge from either the AC line or the cable (I have a Panamax M5300-MX and a UPS that is dead now of course), it's possible that the surge or whatever zapped the receiver via HDMI from my cable box. I can't think of any other possibility. My VXS-53 isn't plugged into the UPS, just directly into the Panamax. Just the DVR and the gateway were plugged into the UPS. Though the UPS would cycle briefly when I power everything up, everything seemed fine for months. And I've had it for 9 months too.
And most importantly, Geek Squad/Best Buy is fixing it now, I bought the service plan. If they can't reset the firmware or whatever to the defaults and replace the busted HDMI, hoping Pioneer's warranty service can. Though I was told that Best Buy will either fix or provide a similar spec model if they can't fix it. But wouldn't Pioneer be able to fix it, at least in theory? I'd almost rather try that than get some refurb receiver that "works" from Best Buy.