Originally Posted by TimHuey
I will see if i can find out exactly where the cable ended up in the chain now that I'm home. It could be 6 feet I guess, I could take a ruler to it. It's just a short generic looking black HDMI cable somwhere between 1 ft and 6 ft. I know you said the FW was the first route to try with sync issues but I would rather troubleshoot the cables first to make sure. I did try changing the position of the TX unit from AFTER the sound bar(the sound bar is also doing the HDMI Switching from the XBOX and Cable Box then feeding it to the TX maestro unit) to BEFORE the soundbar and using the MAESTRO to do the switching but I couldn't get that to work at all. I had sound from the Cable Box on INPUT 0 while getting video from the XBOX on INPUT 1. Nothing i did seem to fix that issue so I gave up on using the MAESTRO TX as a switcher. It may still work before the Soundbar if I get simple switcher but I'd rather save that for ABSOLUTE LAST OPTION as it's more money and HDfury has all mine now.
If I do decide to go down the FW route, am I stuck with that Firmware forever and not able to upgrade when new FW comes out fixing and improving issues? Why would such a Firmware ever exist, if it fixes sync problems shouldn't it be in all the FW releases or does it add possible issues that don't exist on the wide release FW.
You know, as I type this, one more troubleshooting idea came to mind. I will try with the chain going Xbox - Soundbar - TX and see if just having one device in the chain stops the sync issues. If it is a Projector bandwidth issue this might help identify it.
I will generate the two units config exports both when the sync doesn't occur and also when it does. Just as a FYI, when the sync doesn't occur the INFO tabs show no signal from TX0 leading me to believe it was a problem from higher in the chain such as the sound bar or xbox. It has occured when switching to the Xbox from the cable box on the soundbar, and from using the soundbar to switch from the xbox to the cable box, also when synced to the xbox with a picture and then starting up a streaming service on the xbox or swtiching between streaming apps on the xbox. It generates a resync when doing this as some apps engage 420, 422, HDR etc.
If before you had SOURCES > SOUNDBAR > PJ, then you never had any 18Gbps link in your setup.
If now you have SOURCES > SOUNDBAR > TX > RX > PJ then you will have a 18Gbps link at least between SOURCES and SOUNDBAR and between SOUNDBAR and TX.
So you need AT LEAST 2 good HDMI cables for 18Gbps, get kabledirekt, bluejeans cable or our cables min 6ft/max12ft and you will be fine. (kabledirekt you can easily find on amazon, cheap and efficient, unbeatable for the money)
You can easily verify any cable issue by setting FIXED EDID MODE on TX, if then you don't have sync issue, then this confirm cable issue.
Any official firmware is also available in special version, such firmware cannot be made public because some high executives in the industry won't like that and make us problems.
We are on your side here and we would be happy to ship our devices with such firmware, unfortunately, we did in the past and had big problem...
I would put the soundbar at AUDIO OUT or TX0 OUT on TX unit.