I am having some strange connection issues, and hoping someone can help. Just renovated my TV room (not a true theater room but as close as I can get.) Mounted my projector (Epson 5025UB) and ran all wires through the ceiling, including an active fiber HDMI cable to the receiver (Yamaha 2070) in the front of the room. Tested everything before I closed it all up, though I did not test the exact final combination of receiver and projector (tested the HDMI with one source to make sure the cable worked properly.)
The active fiber HDMI cable works fine with sources connected directly to the projector (BluRay player, Apple TV4k, STB all work fine connected directly.) When the active fibre HDMI is connected through the Yamaha receiver, I get no picture from the projector and it sometimes kills the audio too. When I connect the projector to the receiver with an old 50' passive HDMI cable, everything works fine.
Seems odd to me that the new active HDMI cable would not work but the old cable would, and that they would both work with direct connections. The only combo that does not work is when using the active cable with the receiver to the projector. Then again, nothing surprises me with HDMI.
I have tried the usual things already (factory reset of receiver, updating firmware, and so on) along with every setting I can think of on the receiver.
Any suggestions short of ripping my ceiling open to run a new cable?
Thanks in advance. Been tearing my hair out over this for two days. Very little left now.