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Receiver & cable box not getting along with HDMI

by madiny / February 28, 2012 2:07 AM PST

I have a Pioneer 1021K receiver and a Samsung Time Warner cable box connected via HDMI and to my Samsung TV via HDMI. I have lots of trouble between them. 1) I have to reset and reboot the box constantly to get ondemand 2) Certain HD channels refuse to play properly. usually the same ones like My9 and TNT and TBS. I have to watch in analog. 3) it takes forever(a few seconds blinking on and off) for an HD channel to load. Time Warner admitted there are sometimes issues talking to the receiver. The box will not reboot properly if the HDMI cable is plugged in. Also the picture is brighter if I go direct to TV but I have surround sound for a reason. This is my 8th box so don't suggest getting another box.

Anyone have any solutions? Is there another setup I can try and still get full surround sound. I know nothing about optical sound. Is that an option?

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Clarification Request
My question is simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2012 2:16 AM PST

If the gear does not work for you, why not take it back for another make or model?

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Have you tried...
by Pepe7 / February 28, 2012 3:34 AM PST

...HDMI (or component) from cable box to HDTV, then digital optical to receiver? Some systems allow this hookup. YMMV.

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try this
by Arcticbear84 / March 5, 2012 11:40 PM PST

I'm not sure if this will solve your problem. But I have similar unstable HDMI video before. What I did was turn off the CEC in the TV setting. And that solved the problem.

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by madiny / March 6, 2012 5:46 AM PST
In reply to: try this

Thanks fr responding but what is the CEC? I have moved audio to be the only connection to the receiver and that has helped but the channels are still very slow to change and blink on and off until they tune in.

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by ShowMeCables_Drew / April 9, 2012 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: CEC?

The CEC allows HDMI devices to control each other when necessary and allows the user to operate multiple devices with one remote control handset.

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