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New HR44 has flaky HDMI Connection


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#1 OFFLINE   VABlitz

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Just installed my new HR44.  Have the HDMI passed through my Yamaha receiver and on to my TV. When I turn off the receiver and turn it back on, I sometimes have no sound through the HDMI or no video or sound.  The only way to fix it is to unplug and replug in the HDMI.  I thought it had something to do with the composite and other audio cables plugged in, but I unplugged them and the same problem.    

 

Is this a known issue with the HDMI pass through or do I have a faulty HR44?  



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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:07 PM

The first thing I would try is bypassing the Yamaha and go straight to the TV with the HDMI and run an optical or digital cable for sound from the HR44 to the Yamaha and see how that works.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:16 PM

I thought of doing that, but even if it works what does that prove.  My HR21 had no such issues with the exact same setup down to the HDMI Cables.  I'll still try it.  Also powering off/on just the receiver doesn't fix it.  Also noticed the Firmware was last update on 12/4 0x79e, seems ancient compared to my other DVRs.


Edited by VABlitz, 12 June 2014 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Okay now it's working perfectly.  Perhaps all the demons have been exorcised out of the system.  I'll give it a day before reconnecting my composite/audio, but I'm not touching that HDMI now.     



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

Holy crap the HDCP is working again with the passthrough on HBO and Cinemax.  I don't think I want to even touch that receiver again.    



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

I thought of doing that, but even if it works what does that prove.  My HR21 had no such issues with the exact same setup down to the HDMI Cables.  I'll still try it.  Also powering off/on just the receiver doesn't fix it.  Also noticed the Firmware was last update on 12/4 0x79e, seems ancient compared to my other DVRs.

That is very old software and some of the older version software caused HDMI problems.

 

Sometimes a software update will work with the TV but not pass thru the Yamaha or other brands of AVRs.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

The change in the licensing for HDCP began on 1/1/2014 I believe, so if your HR44 has firmware dating from 12/4 I'd guess you should enjoy it while it lasts, because when the firmware updates sometime in the next few nights I'm willing to bet it'll stop working...


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

The change in the licensing for HDCP began on 1/1/2014 I believe, so if your HR44 has firmware dating from 12/4 I'd guess you should enjoy it while it lasts, because when the firmware updates sometime in the next few nights I'm willing to bet it'll stop working...

 

Any way to block the firmware update? Nevermind, too late.  I am now on 0x870 and back to the HDCP handicapped DVR.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

Any way to block the firmware update? Nevermind, too late.  I am now on 0x870 and back to the HDCP handicapped DVR.

 

Well, sounds like it is too late for you anyway but the answer would have still been no. I'm not aware of any way in which you can block a firmware update.

 

If nothing else, your experience proves that this was added right at the time the licensing change went into effect. I think some people with cable equipment that isn't updated as frequently might luck out longer, but unless they have obsolete equipment that is never updated again they'll all be hit eventually.

 

Come to think of it, the last update I remember seeing on the H20 was last fall. So I guess if you had a H20 you'd be OK (though not guaranteed to remain so forever) but that doesn't help you much seeing as it isn't a DVR and can't participate in a whole home network; it is a receiver only.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:59 AM

My son's H21 was updated may 20, 2014.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:22 PM

My son's H21 was updated may 20, 2014.

 

The H21 and newer have the HD interface, which is still actively developed. The H20 has the old interface, and updates for it are few and far between. Not sure if they'll "fix" the HDCP thing on it or not with the next update, assuming there are any more.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

I think the H20 was updated the last time to include IV retest, dont think there was any major changes to it.


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