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This may be an old issue, maybe not. I have an Integra 30.3 AVR connected to my Sony EX55 via HDMI. When I connect my LG BD player via HDMI through the BD input on the Integra, I get quick 1 second flashes of video, then black for 3 seconds or so, then 1 sec video, then black, on and on. If I run the BD directly into the TV, no problem. Changed HDMI's, same issue. This happened with my old Denon AVR, too. That's why I switched to the Integra. So, not the AVR. Not the cables. Took the LG to a Best Buy for Geek Squad help. It did it for them, too. Bad BD player, right? Nope. Replaced the LG with a new PS3. Same same when connected to the Game input. Tried new firmware for TV. Tried turn-on sequence changes. First the AVR, then the PS3, then the TV. Same same. Tried PS3 first, then AVR, then TV. Same same.

I reset the PS3 and connected via red white yellow analog to the AVR. Works fine. I'll settle for this if I can't get the HDMI to work, but it seems a shame to not use HDMI with a BluRay device.

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Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Do you feed anything else to the TV through the AVR via HDMI successfully? It certainly sounds like a handshake / HDCP issue between the TV and AVR or AVR and BD player but the fact that it's had this problem with two different BD players and two AVRs makes me question the TV.

I'm not too familiar with Sony TVs and definitely don't know anything about Integra AVRs but I would try setting static resolutions (1080P) for output of the BD player and AVR and input of the TV. Turn off any kind of HDMI handshake or control options and see if that makes any difference. Also make sure your TV's software / firmware is up to date if there is a way to upgrade it.

FWIW, I've had four different BD players (PS3, Panasonic, Samsung & Oppo) connected to two different AVRs (Sony ES and Pioneer Elite) to two different TVs (Pioneer and Panasonic) over the last several years and have never had any HDMI handshake issues with any of them.

If you can't get it working with and can't replace your TV I would suggest getting a BD player with dual HDMI outputs so you can get the lossless audio and 1080P video simultaneously. If you can't / don't want to do that at least use component video (Red / Blue / Green) and Digital (coaxial) or Optical Audio so you can get 1080i / 720P with 5.1 Surround. Or you could do component video directly to the TV and HDMI audio to the receiver if that's an option.
 

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I have not tried feeding anything else through the AVR via HDMI. NO other toys to plug in. Sigh. :)

The PS3 has an optical out and the AVR Integra has an optical in. Is this an option for audio and video HD? Would a Toslink-Toslink cable be the connection to use here? I know, a noob question.
 

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rockitdoc said:
I have not tried feeding anything else through the AVR via HDMI. NO other toys to plug in. Sigh. :)

The PS3 has an optical out and the AVR Integra has an optical in. Is this an option for audio and video HD? Would a Toslink-Toslink cable be the connection to use here? I know, a noob question.
Yes, you can feed HDMI directly to the display and optical to the Integra. You will not get lossless audio (Blu Ray), but will still get DD and DTS audio, as well as the best video.

I haven't had a PS3 in a long time, but I believe you have to go into the settings and enable audio via optical (or disable audio via HDMI) or something similar.
 

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Yes, you can feed HDMI directly to the display and optical to the Integra. You will not get lossless audio (Blu Ray), but will still get DD and DTS audio, as well as the best video.

I haven't had a PS3 in a long time, but I believe you have to go into the settings and enable audio via optical (or disable audio via HDMI) or something similar.
Correct, you do have to setup the Audio output and make sure you enable the higher bit-rate PCM settings in the PS3.

One other question, I'm assuming that your AVR can do component video to HDMI conversion, have you tried that?
 
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