Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
^ Since the new Monprice cables worked well for a while, you may have a case of “new cable syndrome” — plugs shifting slightly in the sockets due to bends or kinks in the just unwrapped cables. Try unplugging and re-plugging both ends of the new cables to reseat the plugs. Make sure nothing is tugging on those plugs in any direction.
Keep in mind that BOTH the input and output HDMI cables of the AVR should be suspect.
Well, I may have found the culprit. "May" and I am still not ruling out your "new cable syndrome".
So what I was noticing, after my BlueRay was plugged in was problems with my DirecTV. Remember, both blue ray and DTV are plugged in with my AVR and output to one source on my TV. When I went to my TV, my inputs were telling me there was an extra source. So, HDMI 1, 2, 3 etc... my AVR and my Samsung. My AVR and Samsung are one source, but my TV was telling me two sources. I thought that was strange. So during an hour workout, I put my P90X DVD in but plugged my blue ray straight to my TV via the HDMI. Had absolutely no issues with the black screen. None for over an hour. Noticed that my TV input now only recognized the one source, the BlueRay (Obviously the AVR was disconnected so that made sense). My brain went back to the receiver as the culprit, though. Wasn't thinking about the source issue.
Fast-forward, to the Iowa Hawkeye football game. I have all cables back to normal, blueray and DTV plugged into receiver, receiver output to TV. I am watching DirectV and about every 10 minutes or so my TV goes black. Getting really angry, cause the game is on, I turn things off and on to get the game back. It happens again and again. I remember the input situation on my TV. I check, the TV again says there are two inputs for one source, AVR and Samsung and it has Samsung highlighted even though my blueray is off and my DTV is on. Frustrated, I unplugged the HDMI to my blueray and it fixes the problem. Obviously my source on TV now says AVR.
Fast forward. Game over, I unplug everything, just mad as heck. Leave all units unplugged overnight. Wake up in the morning, plug everything back in and turn on just TV and DirectTV and AVR. TV still shows two sources for one input, Samsung Blurray and AVR, even though blueray is off. Okay, so now I think there is something in the BlueRay that is causing a huge battle between my BlueRay, my Receiver and my TV. Like there is a stupid war over who is in charge.
Go to Samsung blueray menu and find this External Device Manager. In it there is an option for Anynet + (HDMI-CEC). This sounds evil, like a little demon in my system, so I turn it off. I go back to my TV and now it finally shows only one input, my AVR. It no longer show the Samsung BlueRay and the AVR for one connection.
I turn on my DirecTV and watch it with no blackouts. Everything is back to normal. So then I think, hmmm. So I put on Avengers (my test disc) on the blueray player, switch my AVR to blueray and watch for 45 minutes straight through without an issue. (My tv says AVR as the input now, not Samsung, so good)
So.... I haven't proved anything yet for sure. Need to actually sit down and watch more, but I am thinking that maybe its this stupid Anynet + (HDMI-CEC) that could possibly be the culprit. Like it was causing WWW3 on my systems.
Does anybody know what this Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) does?