Toshiba A3 --> Monoprice Cable --> Monoprice HDX-501 HDMI Switch --> Monster Cable HDMI Cable --> Sony KDF-E50A10 Grand Wega HDTV = NO PICTURE
The above setup does provide a picture for the "Setup" screen of the A3 after about 30 - 60 seconds, also very rarely provides the "Loading" screen, however after the movie loads, the screen goes black. No picture.
The Monoprice switch works flawlessly with my Panasonic Blu-Ray player, XBox 360 & DirecTV HD Receiver. I've tried different port and cable combinations as well as unplugging all other HDMI devices from the switch while the A3 is operating, but still no picture from the A3.
Toshiba A3 --> Monster Cable HDMI Cable --> directly to Sony HDTV = Works.
At this time I have my A3 connected through component video cables to my TV with the audio going directly to my Onkyo receiver through optical cable. That is the only way to get this to work unless I want to constantly be swapping HDMI cables to obtain a direct connection from the A3 to the TV.
I called Toshiba regarding this and they told me that as long as the HDMI connection works directly to the TV, then there is no problem with the A3. They told me that the switch must be incompatible or defective, even though the switch works flawlessly with every other HDMI device. I asked them to recommend a switch that is known to work with the A3, they told me that they can't recommend a switch but that any QUALITY switch should work. NO HELP AT ALL. Thanks Toshiba!
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.