57, thx for the info. I can check the HDMI connection into the receiver but not the other end. Its wall mounted with a super slim bracket. The TV sits less than 2 inches from the wall. I didn't install it but I'm sure if I had to I could pull it off and check the connection. I will at least check the receiver end tonight.
I have the STB set to 1080i. I was told thats better than 720P ?
Normally I turn the receiver on first then the tv. I will try doing it vise versa.
Don't have an AVR, just a sound bar that comes on automatically when the tv is powered on.
Also, the problem isn't every time I power up I'd say its one of every 3 times, strange.