Probably a bit premature to ask this question, since I haven't yet managed to read the whole manual and get my 3808CI fully set up. All I've really done with the receiver is update the firmware. But last night, I wanted to try out something simple: watching a Blu-Ray movie on my PS3. I plugged HDMI from the PS3 to HDMI1 on the receiver, and HDMI from the receiver to the Sony 52XBR4 TV. HDMI from the receiver to the TV seems to work just fine - the onscreen display works flawlessly.
But the receiver seemed to be having trouble making and holding a connection to the PS3. When I first plugged the PS3 to the receiver, it worked fine, but then I turned off the PS3 for a minute, and when I turned it back on, no signal - just the DENON logo on the TV screen. I power cycled stuff in several different orders several times, and finally got a signal again.
I started watching the movie, and a couple of times, it lost the signal for a second or two - black screen, no sound. The third time that happened, about 45 minutes into the movie, the signal never came back - it just dumped out to the DENON logo and I could never get video from the PS3 again.
I tried connecting an XBox 360 to the receiver via HDMI, and never successfully got a signal through the receiver to the TV. Both the PS3 and the XBox work flawlessly when plugged directly to the TV via HDMI. The cables I'm using are Monoprice 6 foot HDMI 1.3a CL2 cables, so they SHOULD be fine.
Obviously, I've got a lot of reading and learning to do, and more debugging (particularly trying different HDMI inputs on the receiver, and different HDMI cables), but any advice on what might be causing this problem, and where I should focus my attention would be really helpful. I'm brand new to the world of HDTV, HDMI, A/V receivers, PS3, everything, so I'm kind of drinking out of the firehose here.
Thanks for any leads you can provide!