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Serious HDMI Audio/Video Issues

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#26 OFFLINE   sthor



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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:12 AM

Talk about a major engineering oversight. A receiver that has been in service for about 5 months and has never been touched since it was installed has a solder joint failure.

Thanks for solving my problem. Obviously it has nothing to do with the software.

Hey everybody having this problem with your 622. The issue is solved. There is a weak solder point in your receivers. It has absolutely nothing to do with the software release. That was just a horribly inconceivable coincidence that message boards became flooded with HDMI complaints right around the time 4.0x was released.

Ok, back to reality.

I think it would be a great injustice to humanity to make this assumption at this point. Some sort of engineering analysis postmortem would certainly be in order to confirm this.

I have never had an HDMI problem at all with my 622 through 3.65, 3.66, 4.01 and now 4.03. Most other users have not had the HDMI problem either.

Why don't you just check the HDMI connector. It is a known problem and a simple fix.

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#27 OFFLINE   wje



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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:20 AM

There is certainly a software issue. A black screen cured by a reboot or cycling the HD output setting under setup is in no way indicative of a connector problem.
Of course there are issues with the fragile connector design that can be resolved by manipulating them but not by recycling the unit.

Again correct. E* said this on one of the tech talks.... if it goes away with a reset, it's software, which is pretty obvious. So, there are now three ways of isolating the problem, and going through them should let someone identify which problem they have.

For problems cured by a reboot, it's interesting that only some people are seeing it. My Sony works just fine; I've always used HDMI, and now my 5.1 audio is going over HDMI, too.

A problem many manufacturers have had is HDMI compatibility across all other devices, because the HDMI spec originally didn't have a compatibility testing requirement; it does now.

So, perhaps E* has tried to fix a compatibility problem with some brand of TV that has now affected others. Unfortunately, these problems seem to take quite a while to figure out and fix, not surprising given the intermittent nature. I also have a vague recollection that Sammys were one of the brands that D* had a lot of trouble with, too. For those that want to know how bad it was over in D* land for a while, check some of the old HR10-250 threads.

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