Having bought a X4400H for my main setup at home, I took my X2200W over to my g/f's place to upgrade things there. Her family has HD DirecTV (not 4K) and a Mini Genie receiver (model C61-100) in that room. I swap out the Sony STR-DN840 AVR and put in the X2200, connecting the Mini Genie, a Roku Ultra, a Samsung BD player, and a VCR (yeah, yeah) to it and connect it all to a Sharp Aquos LC-60LE632U, a nearly 7-year-old 1080p set w/o ARC.
The PROBLEM problem is that the signal drops repeatedly on DTV, blanking out the screen and almost always the audio as well. It is maddeningly intermittent, but constantly occurring. It will go a few minutes or perhaps up to a half-hour without blanking, then go out 2-3 times in 30-60 seconds. I have tried three different cables between the Mini Genie box and the receiver, trying two different inputs (Cable/Sat and DVD) and also two different cables and inputs on the TV, HDMI-1 & 2. I tried turning on video conversion to output 1080p, but that didn't solve things and introduced wicked ghosting on any motion from 1080i channels. UPDATE: I completely disconnected the Mini Genie box from power, antenna in, and HDMI and let it sit for 15 minutes with no change.
This never happened with the Sony in the middle and the Denon exhibited no problems on those inputs. We watched the Roku for two hours without a single hiccup.
I've searched this thread and the only reference to the Mini Genie is with switching between 4K and non-4K channels. Fruitlessly Googling around, I came across some references to Sharp Aquos TVs having issues that could be resolved by turning off ARC, but this set predates that. (It uses digital optical out for set audio, which we no longer use.) The intermittent nature of the blanking makes troubleshooting and verifying a resolution difficult. Anyone else experience this behavior and if so, how did you resolve it?
The lesser problem is that the VCR isn't working. I plugged it into the DVD composite video and audio jacks and turned off DVD HDMI input #2
and set the video and audio to analog, but nothing comes through.
Hope someone has some helpful hints. TIA!