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Hey guys, new to the forum...hope someone can help me out.


Got my PS3 connected via hdmi to an Hdmi switch (multiple inputs to one output) connected to an Epson 8350 projector (great buy btw). I just recently noticed when the playstion is on Im starting to get picture issues. Resultion is just fine, no issues there, but every so often (varies from every 5 seconds to every 30 seconds) I'll get flashes on the screen. Multiple horizontal lines flash on the screen, kind of hard to explain just kids hoping you guys know what I'm talking about. They are always toward the bottom half of the screen. I've changed out hdmi cables thinking maybe that was the problem, it still persists. Checked out the switch and moved the hdmis around and still no help. My Comcast box is also connected to the switch and doesn't have any screen issues whatsoever. I've come to the conclusion that it's a problem with the hdmi output of the PS3. Wondering of you guys had any idea to fix or of the playstation has just crapped out. I bought it within a week of it's original release so it's had a long life, just hoping I don't need to go buy a new one.


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start troubleshooting then... it could be the long hdmi cable run... or it could be the switch. I would first directly connect the projector to the ps3... if the flicker persists, try a shorter HDMI cable. With a nice projector why are you messing around with hdmi switches? Get yourself a receiver!!
 

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Well, I've actually been in the market. This is a temporary setup so I can still watch everything I want (splitter was only 15 bucks). You or anyone else have any suggestions for a good not too expensive receiver? Preferably under 200 bucks. Of course it's gotta be able to split my hdmis...I have a current 5.1 setup, but the receiver box is junk and doesn't do any upconverting of any audio sources, so I don't exactly get to take advantage of my surround. Option to add wireless rear speakers would be a plus as well
 

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If you can, go with a 25 or 35 foot cable. It should make a difference. If you have to stay with the 50, go with a better cable. Monoprice will have everything you need, cheap. I use a 35' to my projector with no issues.
 

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Thanks, I dunno why I didn't think to do that in the first place. Works fine directly connected. So now what's the next step? Would a powered switch be better?? A receiver work best?? Too much of a pain for me to switch back and forth this HDMI..any ideas anyone
 

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I've had the same problem with an HDMI switcher and a 20ft cable. Turned out the switcher was limiting my bandwidth. I switched to a switcher with a signal booster and everything is fine now. I needed a 4x2 matrix like this but they have others with boosters. http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-matrix-switch.html
 

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Nevermind, new model. VSX-512-K does, reasonably priced too. I know this is off topic from the tread, but I don't know a lot about receivers. The setup I have now has hdmi for video running to my projector and digital optic for sound running from all my devices to the surround sound box. Now will using an amp eliminate my need for optic and run all my sound and video via HDMI? Would be easier that way. More so, do my speakers connect directly to the new receiver or does my existing surround box connect tithe receiver? Stupid questions, but important ones to me.


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Thanks Legairre, that was gonna be my first route. My current one is a standalone with no power input or anything. But I'm thinking if I'm gonna spend close to 50 bucks on a good switch I may as well spend 200 and the the receiver route, at least it makes sense to me...and really, who doesn't want better sound anyway??
 

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Originally Posted by Kbergman
Nevermind, new model. VSX-512-K does, reasonably priced too. I know this is off topic from the tread, but I don't know a lot about receivers. The setup I have now has hdmi for video running to my projector and digital optic for sound running from all my devices to the surround sound box. Now will using an amp eliminate my need for optic and run all my sound and video via HDMI? Would be easier that way. More so, do my speakers connect directly to the new receiver or does my existing surround box connect tithe receiver? Stupid questions, but important ones to me.


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Everything would run through your receiver. Sounds like you need to do some quick research on how a basic 5.1 system is setup... google is your friend.


Another thing to consider is the space you are going to put the receiver. You'll want it to be well ventilated so the unit doesn't overheat... again there are a lot of articles that can guide you through the process
 
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