Originally Posted by Vikingmd
Well I tried all of these suggestions: a new cable, reseating the cable, power cycling each device, reconfiguring the video outputs, cycling through the TV inputs. In fact I had already tried them but I gave it another shot. I still have nothing except sound. I don't even get the onscreen setup. I'm super stressed, because I purchased off audiogon.
OK, let's try taking this further.
First, if you have any HDMI source devices -- a scaling DVD player perhaps -- then set it to 480p output and connect it via a short HDMI cable (under 6 feet say) directly to your TV and see if you can get a picture. This will tell you whether the HDMI input of the TV is still working. Use 480p (480 "progressive") because that's the easiest HDMI signal for your TV to deal with.
Next, hook up Component video cables from the Main path output of the Anthem to the TV -- or some other TV if you have one handy -- and see if you can get the Anthem Setup stuff to appear on the TV when you select its Component video input. This will tell you that the video output circuit of the Anthem is not fried.
If you don't get Component video on the first try, then reset the Anthem's output to 480p in the Anthem's Setup / Video Output menu. You can do this with just the front panel display on the Anthem. It will only display one line at a time, but just take your time and scroll through the menu entries using the pictures of the menus in the Anthem owner's manual as your guide.
Presuming you TV's HDMI input as working and you can demonstrate that Component video output is working from the Anthem (at least at 480p) then we've isolated this quite a bit.
Now, tell us what version of the Anthem software is curently loaded on your Anthem. To find this, Back out of the Setup menu and press the Select button on the remote. The software version number will be at the right end of the first line in the Anthem front panel display.
If your software is older than V1.06 you may simply need to upgrade your software. The older software had significant issues with HDMI reliability.
If your software is V1.10 or V1.11, and if the output to your display is 1080i or 1080p, or if *ANY* of your input devices are set to generate 1080i or 1080p output to the Anthem, you may be suffering from the 1080 bug that crept in with those two software versions and affects about 10% of the Anthems out there. The way to test that is to set the output resolution of the Anthem to something other than 1080i or 1080p (using the front panel display), and then to set each and every one of your connected source devices so that they can not send out 1080i or 1080p, and then, finally power cycle the Anthem and see if you can now get video. If that workaround works for you then, be advised that Anthem is working on a fix for this and it should be available shortly.
If you have access to another TV, hooking it up to the Anthem output may also help isolate what's working and what isn't working.
Finally, give us some more info on your source devices, your TV, and the type and lengths of cables between them and the Anthem. This may suggest additional things for you to try.