Originally Posted by SHS
Well DrDon I don't know what to say I had no problem with mine
Weird that you have the same setup I have, then. Year-old Samsung TV, H24 DirecTV Receiver, ViewHD splitter, first-gen 1512.
Reason I finally went with the D* receiver with component/optical is that the one with the functioning HDMI port just shut it off whenever it saw a certain combination of things it didn't like. And that only started following a software update to the H24. Here's how it broke down when connecting via HDMI:
H24 -> 1X2 splitter (with nothing on the other leg) -> 1512 with a Vizio connected to the loop-thru = black screen.
H24 -> 1X2 splitter (with a Sony on one leg and the 1512 on the other) and the Vizio connected to the loop-through = all works perfectly.
H24 -> 1X2 splitter (with a Vizio on one leg and the 1512 on the other) and the Vizio connected to the loop-throuh = all works perfectly.
H24 -> 1X2 splitter (with the Samsung on one leg and the 1512 on the other) = black screen, regardless of whether the Vizio is connected or not.
H24 -> directly to the 1512 = Black screen (this used to work prior to the H24 sw update)
H24 -> 1X2 splitter -> 1512 with nothing connected to the other leg and nothing on the loop-thru = hit or miss. Sometimes, it handshakes, sometimes it doesn't.
The behavior is the same with the 1st (blue ring) gen 1512 or the Gaming Edition Plus.
The behavior is actually a little worse with a Chromecast attached. Will ONLY work in the Sony configuration, above. Everything else is a blank screen.
And, yeah, it's with multiple ViewHD splitters. I have a whole box of 'em.
The H24 with the still-functioning HDMI port is now relegated to the living room, where it drives a 1X4 splitter. Nothing works unless the displays are connected in a particular order. Get it wrong and the receiver throws up an error message and will either shut off the HDMI port or cut video to it for 1 second every 5.
Can you tell I hate HDCP???