Originally Posted by rtart
Hi all, just installed my new 885, and have one issue. I use the component outputs from my Tosh HD-A35 for video and use the HDMI output for audio. The 885 apparently does not like this, and will not "allow" a picture through the A35's component video outputs.
Here's my setup: I have an NEC 10PG crt projector fed through a DVDO VP30. Because it is a legacy pj, I must use the component video outputs from the HD DVD player, PS3, etc. through the scaler for HD video. I use the HDMI inputs from the sources into my AVR for audio (gets me the hidef codecs). This works fine with my current Pio Elite AVR. When I hook up the 885, I get audio from the HD player via HDMI to the 885, but no video to the scaler from the A35 via the component outputs.
I also have no trouble getting audio (via HDMI to the 885) and video (via component via the scaler) when using my PS3 and DTV boxes. Only the HD A35 is an issue (and it worked fine using HDMI for audio and component for video with my Pio AVR.)
I tried re-setting the audio output from the A35 to PCM, but no help. I'm using the latest firmware for the A35. Also the latest firmware for the VP30.
OK, so no one posted a miracle cure, so I had to find one myself :-)
Here's what happened. I called Onkyo tech support, and got little help. They basically told me it was an HDMI issue (you think?) between the A35 and the Onkyo. I told them that the A35 worked via HDMI with my current Pio Elite AVR. Didn't have much to suggest past, "It's an A35 issue."
As I thought about it for a while, it became obvious that there was something about the A35's signal that the 885 did not like. I had been through every setup menu in the A35, and in the 885, and changed anything that looked plausible. I was almost resigned to using the analog multi-inputs on the 885, using only the 5.1 outputs from the A35. Of course, I lose any benefit from Audyssey, etc. when I do that.
It seemed to me that the basic issue was the 885 was having trouble dealing with the component and HDMI inputs simultaneously. What was the disconnect with the 885 that the Pio did not have?
It occured to me that HDMI will pass 1080p/24 from the A-35, while the component outputs are limited to 1080i. HDMI version 1.1 will not pass 1080p/24, while version 1.3a will. I changed the output resolution of the A35 to "Up to 1080i" from "1080p/24" and solved my problem.
Who'da thunk it?