Well. I got my 809 back from Onkyo HQ in NJ, and of course they couldn't find anything wrong with it.
Week after I have it back, HDMI Out #1
drops Video, switch over to HDMI Out #2
, it works as expected.
Jose has a Senior Level Tech calling me this AM to see if its a settings related thing, which I know its not as everything worked as expected, then with no new sources added, no menu adjustments or random button pushes, I loose Video out of #1
Out. Additionally I'm using all new HDMI Cables.
I tried a different cable box, no difference, unplugged the PS3 no difference, unplugged the VCR, no difference. The only way it will pass video to the TV is if I swap to Output #2
Heres a question, the last time (Its happened 4-5 times now since board replacement) this intermittent issue happened I carted the AVR to the mancave and hooked it up to the same style HD DVR cable box (Scientific Atlantic 8300HD) and a Sharp TV and it worked....I had thought maybe it was the cable box but when testing that cable box in place of the one upstairs I still had the same issues. This time I haven't to cart the AVR back downstairs but I'm thinking the only variable in the mix downstairs would be a different TV, another Sharp but different model. The bigger question is this, why would a TV effect the HDMI Out #1
? Upstairs when the 809 Out#1
fails, I just move the HDMI Cable on the back of the AVR to Out#2
and leave everything the same, that HDMI Cable goes to the HDMI Input #1
on the TV. Being that I am not changing the Input Im using on the TV, wouldn't that rule out the TV input as the culprit, yet conversely when the 809 failed intermittently the last time, then worked on a different TV, that would seem to indicate the TV as the issue?
This is such a frigging witch hunt.