Epson 2040/Monoprice Switch Issue?
First post. My apologies if I screw up the protocol here. I have an issue with my setup and I'm curious if anyone has experienced the same or has any suggestions. Here is my setup:
Epson 2040 Projector (ceiling mounted, Monoprice Select Active Series HDMI cable 40 ft.)
Samsung BDJ5900 Blu ray player (Monoprice Select Series High Speed HDMI cable 3 ft.)
Xfinity X1 cable box (Monoprice Select Series High Speed HDMI cable 3 ft.)
Monoprice 4x1 switch w/Toslink
The problem I am having is on startup. Every time I power everything on, I have to turn on projector, then switch, then cable box (or DVD) to make sure everything is shaking hands. Most of the time it works, but I have to do it in order, quickly, and sometimes (if it doesn't work) multiple times. On top of that, the blu ray (HDMI port 2 on the switch) has no power indicators, so if it turns on automatically and the handshake doesn't happen quickly with the cable box (HDMI port 1 on the switch), I have to go through the whole cycle again. In fact, I have gotten to where I keep the Blu ray unplugged from the switch to avoid this.
When all of this works, it's great. It's just a pain to have to do all of this when the switch is supposed to help sort this out. I feel like the source of the problem is the switch as I have tried to connect directly to the projector with the cable box and dvd with no problem. I talked to Monoprice and while they were nice, they were not much help in solving the issue--chalking it up mainly to handshake problems. Is there a better option for the switch? Could it be something else? Is there a player that works better with the switch than the Samsung players and still provides access to apps like VUDU, Hulu, etc.?
Thanks in advance!