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I just put together a new home system with a Yamaha RXV367 receiver using all HDMI connections. It all worked great for the first week and then suddenly the receiver could not translate the video signal out of my Rogers 8300HD PVR(audio is unaffected). All the cables are good, the signal works fine directly into the TV and the other HDMI inputs have the same problem. My blue ray player works perfectly through the receiver. Yamaha claims the problem is due to one of the many software upgrades that rogers has done and it is a handshake issue. They suggested upgrading to a receiver with an upconvert function and connecting via component cables into the receiver. They say they get 3 or 4 calls a day with this issue (Rogers and Bell) and the providers won't acknowledge the problem. Any comments,suggestions or ideas?
 

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I think we would have heard of that issue in the following firmware thread if it were true.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=131572

Read post 1 of the thread thoroughly and perhaps try the "fixed" output suggestion, rather than Auto-HDMI. Here are other HDMI issues in an FAQ along with things to check/try. In all of my optimizations I have not encountered a single instance when the 8300's HDMI connection did not work through an AVR, but sometimes the "workarounds" mentioned in the FAQ are necessary (AVR on first, Fixed output, etc)

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=71112


Here's a post useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc;

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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Bruce, as long as your audio is unaffected, just run component video cables from your cable box directly to the TV. HDMI implementation is all over the place with PVRs and the updates cause problems for many.

Yamaha is telling the truth, Rogers... not so much.
 

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OP states the HDMI works directly to the TV, so he could use HDMI if he wanted the direct connection to the TV and optical or coaxial audio to the AVR, but that doesn't sound like what he wants.

As I stated, I have not had a Rogers PVR/AVR/TV combination that I've not been able to get to work yet in hundreds of optimizations. The Rogers firmware has caused some changes, but none that can't be overcome.
 

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Bruce, have you tried resetting the AVR to initial factory settings via the procedure documented in the Owners Manual?
 
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