Originally Posted by pwygant
Cables are good as I have moved all of them around. Another funny issue I have noticed lately with this new box is that the receiver can't seem to make up its mind on the audio. The TV went black and then I saw the receiver switching (blinking) back and forth between audio/video modes. I wonder what the heck is going on here.
I'm going straight to HDMI 2 with coax to see if that changes it. Why it this so difficult to get right? I wish sometimes I was back in the 'ole days of component cabling and optical with no digital "blip" problems and just a slight degradation in picture...
Actually, that's precisely what I would try with a cable box, Component & Optical. For three reasons:
1. See if that resolves your HDMI issue (source box has poor HDMI out)
2. Verify the issue is not from your AVR HDMI out
3. There is no actual benefit (picture or audio) using HDMI from a cable box.
Component & Optical should give you equal results vs HDMI.
If results are better with HDMI then something else is wrong.