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post #1 of 2 Old 12-19-2019, 04:54 PM - Thread Starter
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HDMI balun cat5e 4k/HDR help needed

Here is my equipment:

Epson 3800
Onkyo TX-NR686
Xbox One X
Gofanco 4k/hdr baluns (HDBASET-HDR) connected by cat5e

The baluns are connected with high speed HDMI cables, and stay powered on 24/7. Everything is set to 4k/HDR. The xbox is hard wired on a 500mbps connection.

When I turn on my projector/receiver/xbox using my logitech harmony, my receiver gets a 4k picture from the xbox, but the apps within xbox (Amazon, Netflix) default to 1080p streams. I have to power-cycle the HDBASET-HDR in order to get 4k/HDR working. Once I've power-cycled, Amazon/Netflix both show 4k/HDR and the projector toggles into HDR mode and everything works great.

However, there is no way I can power-cycle the HDBaseT every time.

Any suggestions? I've tried powering on my devices in a different order (receiver, console, projector and receiver, projector, console) to no avail. Power-cycling the balun is the only thing that works.

Thanks in advance.
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The baluns aren't rehandshaking every time you power the devices on and off and your power cycling them is refreshing the handshake, you may need to try different baluns
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