Originally Posted by iskrem
I see no other optiaon than to buy a seperate Yamaha unit which are supposedly HDMI tested and verified and see if the issue is there.
All HDMI products are both self and independently tested before they can be sold as such. There's no impartial data that I have ever seen provided here for this additional Yamaha testing making their HDMI ports less prone to error or failure than those who don't do the added testing. I believe .02 cents has been the only thing offered with this claim of HDMI superiority by Yamaha and that sounds about right in the price range of where this claim should be valued at.
There's a thousand different things that can cause HDMI issues and only one of those things is a bad HDMI port. That sometimes makes "cause and effect" a hard thing to nail down without some troubleshooting for those other 999.
P.S. I've lived in the Yamaha owners forums for the past year or two and I almost bought a Yamaha Aventage series receiver so I'm a fan of their products as well. I hope you get your HDMI issues worked out. You're in the right place to get good help. Good luck to you.
HDMI. org FAQS section:
Q. What testing is required?
"Prior to mass producing or distributing any Licensed Product or component that claims compliance with the HDMI Specification (or allowing someone else to do such activities), each Adopter must test a representative sample for HDMI compliance. First, the Adopter must self test as specified in the then-current HDMI Compliance Test Specification. The HDMI Compliance Test Specification provides a suite of testing procedures, and establishes certain minimum requirements specifying how each HDMI Adopter should test Licensed Products for conformance to the HDMI Specification. Such compliance testing is limited to evaluation of a product's compliance with the HDMI Specification and is not designed to test the overall performance of any Licensed Product."
"Second, each Adopter must submit the first product of each Licensed Product type (i.e. source, sink, repeater, or cable) to an HDMI Authorized Testing Center (ATC) for testing. Once an Adopter product of each type has passed testing, it is not required to submit to the ATC subsequent products of that type. However, Adopters must still self-test the products for compliance to the HDMI test specification. For example, once an Adopter's television has passed ATC testing, it is not required to submit another television or other display for ATC testing. However, to help ensure HDMI interoperability, we encourage Adopters to use the ATCs."