Originally Posted by rdgrimes
You have a bad cable somewhere in the chain. Time to start replacing till you find the culprit.
Originally Posted by m. zillch
It's really rare for HDMI cables to suddenly go bad but I had one which worked flawlessly for many years and then without warning nor touching it nor making breaking any connections it suddenly became intermittent. I replaced it and all was well.
Look closely and you'll see it has a bad pin:
Just got brand new 4k HDMI cable and still have cuts/losses
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
So when playing a CD with no HDMI connected do you mean you are just not using the HDMI signal path, or that the HDMI cable is actually unplugged? If the cable is plugged in and marginal you can still get HDMI handshakes even though you are not using the HDMI for audio. (All outputs of the OPPO are live simultaneously.) Due to Copy Protection protocols, a handshake will briefly Mute the player, which would cause a brief loss of audio even on Analog or Optical/Coax for your CD playback.
Also with HDMI cables still plugged in, if you have one of the newer Sony TVs, and have it turned OFF while doing your CD playback, the Sonys are known to trigger bogus HDMI handshakes while they are Off (actually in Standby). To test this try leaving the TV turned On while you play a CD. You can use Pure button on the OPPO to black out the TV, or the Picture Off option on the Sony remote.
Playing a CD audio the losses occur often. More often than I could turn on/off TV. Both HDMI cables are connected to the OPPO all the time
Today I got my brand new EPSON TW9300 and I´ve been changing all possible video/audio configuration in the OPPO and testing every change untill I get a cut in the signal. I got cuts for every change I made aftes around 10 minutes. So I´m really lost about this.
The Epson TW9300 was conected with the new 4k HDMI cable and suffers the same cuts in audio and video. In those cuts the screen turns pink/magenta, I´ve noticed that is the same color that is shown when I change intentionally some of the video configurations in the OPPO (bitrate, 1080i, 1080p, etc...), so I supect that the cuts are related to video configurations.
But in the other hand if there were a signal or configuration problem, the pink/magenta screen on the projector would be continuous not every 10 minutes. Don´t you think?
I´ve really tryed everything today for more than 5 hours with no results!!!! desperate by now!!!!
Just an important information that I don´t know how to interprete
: yesterday I plugged the OPPO with the (old) HDMI cable to my Sony TV instead of the (old) proyector and I could watch 007 Casino Royale with NO CUTS AT ALL!!!!! 2 hours with no problem. So I guees the problem might come from a bad "understanding" between OPPO 93 and my projectors because I´ve suffered same cuts with two cables and two proyectors.
Many thanks for your kidn help folks!!!! Should we declare an X File??? Mulder or Scully could help?