Originally Posted by sleepdoc
I just hooked up my toshiba a-35 - NOS - sitting in my basement for 2 years to my just purchased onkyo 3007 receiver. With HDMI, while the a-35 is running, I see nothing on the screen. Can't bring up menu either. Do I just give up the ghost on HDMI and switch to component at this point?
You may need to pay special note to the order in which the components are turned on. With HDMI (and the A35 in particular), the HDCP handshaking requirements often make for very iffy connections with other related components; I find the A35 in conjunction with my Onkyo 805 to be an especially sensitive combination.
Try turning your display device on first, then your HDMI-capable AVR, and then the A35. That way, by the time the A35 is powered up, a clear and complete handshaking path is established. If you should lose the signal during connection, try switching the input on your AVR to another source temporarily; then with your TV remote, switch to another input; on the AVR, switch back to the A35, and then switch the TV back to the AVR. You should immediately regain connection. You may have to experiment with the switching order (HDMI is flaky like that) for your specific setup, but that should do it provided nothing else is wrong with any of your associated components.
Also (and I should have probably mentioned this first) make sure the HDMI settings on your AVR are correct, e.g. disabling HDMI Audio Out so that the AVR can decode hi-rez audio and enabling
HDMI Monitor so that your TV can receive the A35's video signal.
I wouldn't give up on HDMI just yet....