Originally Posted by SinGA
I'll certainly give it another try, but I assure you, i've already tried every form of that. I've even removed hdmi cables to try to reset the connection. As i've said, the only thing that works is a factory reset of the Oppo. And even then, the relief is temporary.
What you've got is a type of HDMI handshake failure. These are annoying to troubleshoot. The settings I've given you SHOULD work, but it is possible to confuse the HDMI hardware in the AVR and TV when HDMI settings changes are made on the fly -- that's why power cycling all 3 may clear it, so long as you leave things alone afterwards.
The problem I've got trying to help you here is that there IS a bug. You just have to believe me that the TV Led setting really is the right one to use at the moment -- not AUTO.
The fact that it works after a Reset of the OPPO is, I believe just coincidence. The AUTO setting (which you get from the Reset) *IS* broken, but it will, nevertheless, come up with the correct answer sometimes. However, this result does prove the AVR and TV are able to do the right thing at least some of the time.
All that said, the USUAL cause of HDMI handshake failures is the HDMI cabling. Cables do go bad, and the cabling is only friction fit so even the mechanical fit between plugs and sockets can be an issue, particular if there is anything tugging on the cable in any direction (such as cable weight or kinks in the cable).
If your problem were happening to me, the first thing I'd try would be to swap out the entire set of HDMI cables with new "Premium Certified" cables (while leaving TV Led as the setting) -- making sure nothing is tugging on the plugs at either end of each cable.
Failing that, your player may need hardware service. (There's a 2 year Warranty, so this may still be Warranty service.) Prior to sending the player in, I'd ask OPPO if they can provide you with a private Beta firmware which fixes the AUTO bug.