Originally Posted by Madmax67
For the 3 of you having these 10S video dropouts have you first removed all of your source devices first then reinstalling one at a time to see if it's a combined issue with both the receiver and a particular source device? HDMI is an end to end protocol so best to start at the back end and work your way up to the sink device. Concentrate on the commonalities that all 3 of your setups share as well i.e. PJ's and similar source devices. It is obviously something with the receiver in the loop but HDMI issues are almost always based on a combination of devices and settings. This is the world of HDMI for you. An ever changing protocol no one actually needed in the first place.
Yep. I've tried with just one device on different ports, and have also tried a couple of different power on/connection sequences.
Yesterday I hooked up a Sony X-700 and it had the same issue. However, it did another weird thing in the Vudu app - after it switches to HDR mode, it *stays* in HDR mode, even when I return to the Vudu menu which should be SDR. This makes the menu look horrible and washed out BUT, on the plus side, while watching HDR movies it stops doing the 10s dropout because it never switches modes. So that's a sort of plus? Got the ATV 4k today as well as 2 different HDMI-to-fiber cables which I'll try as well.
Honestly, at this point, considering how widespread issues like this seem to be, I'm thinking I might just try and live with it. The X4500 is a great receiver otherwise and I might be happier just to accept that if I want a bitchin' HT system instead of a TV with its built-in speakers, that this headache of constant fiddling and weird equipment bugs is just part and parcel. Else I'll go to the trouble of returning the Denon, pick up an Onkyo, realize it has the same issue, then return that and re-purchase the Denon (if it's even still available at that price). A friend of mine has a nice mid-range Onkyo AVR he just picked up that he might let me borrow. If that doesn't work out it might be easier to just let it go...
I say that, as I unpack my 7th - yes, 7th remote.