So now I have F2.013 but I have not had a chance to test it out, but I'm confident it will have fixed the static problem.
Thanks for those that post here and help to solve these issues; Legairre, HKar, Mark Booth, etc.. it is greatly appreciated.
"HDMI Control" woos: I got myself into trouble trying to get HDMI sound input to the Pioneer VSX-94TXH receiver from my Windows PC. I changed just one setting in the receivers setup. I changed "HDMI Control" to ON and then back OFF again. Now no HDMI HD video output (cable box, computer or Apple TV) makes it to the TV through the receiver An old DVD player and iPod docs still outputs to the TV via the receiver fine as does the Receivers own setup menu which are all just low resolution output.
This HDMI control feature is supposed to work only with Pioneer displays, my TV is a Panasonic. So HDMI Control is off again according to setup, but it appears that the receiver continues to behave like it's still on. The video parameters V PARAMETER setup menu does not let me see or specify resolution settings. The manual says these video settings may be unavailable depending the mode the system is in, so I guess its stuck doing some Pioneer specific HDMI handshaking that my TV does not understand.
Note that I reset the receiver to factory settings, did the same for the TV and verified that the HD devices doing the output (like the Apple TV) work output OK when directly connected to the TV using the same HDMI Input that the receiver does.
Any suggestion on how to undo the damage I've done by toggling this one HDMI Control switch will be greatly appreciated.
Thx in advance
The HDMI led is the tiny red one, far right. It is marked "HDMI". With an HDMI connected and selected it should be steady red and you should have sound from your receiver if you have it set for "amp". If it is flashing red and you have the HDMI out connected to a display try disconnecting the output connector from the receiver and see if it stops flashing and you have sound from the receiver. If the inputs work but the output does not then you probably have a blown transmitter chip. I have those in stock. If the inputs don't work without the output being connected then there could be multiple reasons why and would have to be diagnosed. I always suggest having the receiver turned off when connecting and disconnecting any HDMI plugs. I don't like hot plugging on HDMI.
Does look like the HDMI transmitter chip is bad and yes to your earlier question that a lightening surge can take them out. Replacing the chip is not something a hobbyist can change. You would have to remove your HDMI board and send it. Or buy a replacement board from Pioneer. But if this is a 92 then Pioneer does not have any in stock.