Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
^ Yes. If you also have separate HDMI from the OPPO to a Receiver (even though you are not using audio on that output path) physically disconnect that one as well so that the only HDMI connection to the OPPO is the one from the streamer.
Note that your TV may very well keep its HDMI Input "live" even when the TV is "off". So to test this you really do need to physically unplug the HDMI cable.
With the HDMI cable disconnected from the Oppoâ€™s Output to the TV, the behavior is the same. Am I correct since the Outout is no longer involved in this scenario that the Oppoâ€™s video output settings donâ€™t matter? Just in case it did matter, I also tried the Output video settings you suggested for the Oppo. The result was the same whether or not the HDMI output cable to the TV was physically connected.
You mentioned the green screen was a classic symptom of an HDMI handshake failure. In that case shouldnâ€™t the audio be blocked from passing through? Again, whether or not I get a green screen, audio plays normallly for the first 9-10 minutes from streamer bootup. Btw, the same thing happens even if I just let the streamer sit for that time without anything playing; ie you can start playing anything normally during the first 9 minutes or so, after that, no audio will play via HDMI (it never fails to play normally via the streanerâ€™s optical output to the pre/pro) until the streamer is rebooted.
So it seems thereâ€™s something going on just between the Oppo and the streamer. I guess it could be the cable, but after trying 3 different high speed cables (different brands), my feeling is the streamer is doing something at the 9-10 minute mark that the Oppo doesnâ€™t like. It just seems odd that if it is a marginal cable or connector that the audio cutoff time would be so exact and consistent. It seems in that case it would be a bit more random, no?
Jim Salk says he has an idea to try with the streamerâ€™s programming. Heâ€™s going to remote in tomorrow morning to make the change in the streamer. Heâ€™s not sure if it will work, but says itâ€™s worth a try (he didnâ€™t explain what he would be tweaking/changing). Hereâ€™s hoping it works!
To test my idea the streamer is doing something the Oppo doesnâ€™t like, and to help rule out a bad/marginal cable or back HDMI connection on the Oppo, I connected my Roku to the back HDMI on the Oppo to see what would happen. I played a show on Netflix. Pushing the Info button on the Oppo remote reports this:
HDMI IN BACK: Audio Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 48k Video [email protected]
RGB 24b 16x9
HDMI 1: [email protected]
RGB 24b No Audio HDMI 2: Not Connected
The show played fine with absolutely no issues.
Am I on the right track thinking this rules out an issue with the cable and Oppo connection? If so, then weâ€™re down to the streamer doing something the Oppo doesnâ€™t like, no?
Sorry for the long post. Iâ€™m trying to be thorough ruling out variables. It doesnâ€™t help Iâ€™m no expert on these things....thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m here.
Again, I greatly appreciate your help.