Originally Posted by Huskymaniac
OK, so maybe Westinghouse wasn't alone but it still wasn't completely Sony's fault. It was easiest for them to change their firmware to fix the PS3 problem specifically. But there is still a handshaking issue due to some variability in the HDCP implementation and it is still causing problems for some people, myself included. I have read that sending the HDMI signal through a HDMI to DVI adapter solves the problem. I could try that or I could try DVI to DVI directly as I have a DVI output on my PC. But I think DVI requires HDCP handshaking so I don' see how that will solve the problem and I don't want to wast more money on a new cable if it won't. I may just go back to VGA but that is disappointing. But maybe that is best because, honestly, the PQ from my HDMI output is not so great anyways. I think it is an issue with the pixel mapping when using HDMI. The TV has an option to do signal alignment when using the VGA input and that works quite nicely.
No question but what HDMI is a bitch. One problem that may have affected the PS3 is that it was the first device on the market with HDMI 1.3 and it may not have been well implemented.
I read about using DVI solving the problem, too, with the PS3 at least. That may indicate that some of the problem with the PS3 may have involved audio because - as you note - supposedly this Westy implements HDCP on the DVI-D terminals.
My personal experience plus other posts on this thread - and I have read all of them - indicate that every input issue ultimately has been found to involve the source.
I had problems getting a new Denon AVR to connect using DVI. I abandoned the idea. Months later I learned that just about every Denon AVR has a problem with HDMI>DVI connections. The company buries weasel words in every manual indicating that it "might not work." It knows damn well it doesn't.
I also have read that with a PC, every
component - not just some - has to support HDCP for it to successfully complete a HDMI handshake.