Originally Posted by Teeter
I recently bought a Samsung UBD-M9500 Blu-ray player which has two HDMI outs (one for video, one for audio). Is there any REAL advantage to sending video directly to my display (82MU8000) rather than my AVR-x3400h? I’d prefer to run everything through the receiver, unless there’s an obvious video quality difference sending it direct to display.
I planned to post this anyway and your post is oddly relevant - maybe.
Disclaimer - I am total newbie when it comes to decent AV equipment (I'm a tube guitar amp guy, if that gives you a clue) and 90% of the terminology is and probably will always will be lost on me. Luckily I have an audiophile friend that helps me "make things work".
Anyway - I recently bought an AVRX4400H and some Elac speakers to replace a $350 soundbar (yeah, a bit of a jump!) and ran into one problem nobody could solve - until yesterday.
If my Samsung UBD-M9500 BluRay player was connected to ANY HDMI input and the power cord connected anywhere - the same wall source, a different breaker, even (in a desperate test) a neighbor's power - I'd get random 3-4 second audio & video dropouts every couple of minutes. It didn't matter if the player was powered up or not. Just connected to HDMI and an AC power source.
It didn't matter if I was watching TV (through a Tivo), a recording, disc, TV app like Netflix or YouTube (or an app on another device like an Apple TV or any internal Denon apps), streaming using an Alexa device etc. And I tried any of a dozen different 4K hi speed HDMI cables, none over 6', routed in every possible way. And it didn't matter whether the BluRay was connected to the the BluRay, DVD, Media Device - whatever - HDMI input on the Denon.
And it STILL happened when I yanked the Samsung 9500 and tried my old Samsung 8500 (which I use in my den).
After endless emails and a few calls to Denon I was about to give up - so I called the vendor, OneCall, to try their support. If they couldn't solve it I was going to return it and buy a different brand.
But the guy I got knew of a VERY obscure issue that's apparently not documented well. There's some feature called "Anynet" on the Samsung BluRay players - and I guess some other Samsung gear - that allows you to use one of their remotes for multiple devices. If it is turned "on" it *may* cause this type of problem.
It's buried deep in the Samsung menus among other things I'd never bother with. I had no idea what he was talking about and it took a few minutes to even find. But turning it off *worked*. Everything has been fine since last night!
So if anyone runs into a similar problem - find the "Anynet" option in the Samsung menus and turn that *#&Y% green light OFF!
It seems ridiculous to me that some obscure, unrelated remote control option could cause EVERYTHING to drop out randomly. I sure hope I don't run into any other bizarre issues or I may never solve them. The most complicated thing I'm doing right now is streaming Amazon music through it. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to actually "name" the Denon something normal - and be able to use *its* remote instead of juggling fivE!
I hope that helps someone! I apologize if anything wasn't real clear or if terminology was wrong. I simply don't know any better!