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# 109589 23-Sep-2012 09:38
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I have been running an Onkyo receiver connected to my Panasonic Vierra Full HD TV and to a Toshiba BluRay player via HDMI cables for most of this year with excellent results.

The other evening while watching a Bluray movie, the receiver switched off automatically (as did the TV) halfway through the movie.

Since then , whenever I try to play a DVD or Bluray disc, the receiver defaults to "Tape" on the display screen and as a result , I am getting no picture or sound.

If I choose the BD/DVD input selection, the Bluray player stops playing.

The Toshiba player still plays a disc fine , the TV still works perfectly and the receiver still goes fine (ie when listening to radio or any other sound source such as my PC)

I have checked all the settings for the HDMI Input on the receiver's setup menu (I can only bring this menu up on the receiver's display and no longer on the tv)  and they are the same as before.

Can anyone shed any light on what might be wrong?

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  # 690101 23-Sep-2012 10:31
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Google Onkyo hot, hdmi and capacitors and you'll probably have one possible cause...

Not being able to show the display on the TV any more sounds indicative of the capacitor problem.

Check the basics though. Does the player connected direct to the TV work fine?
Are the input association settings all still correct?
Have you got the HDMI control stuff set on, vieralink etc or whatever the various companies call their version of this. This can cause some issues with systems behaving automatically, but not necessarily in the manner you expected.

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  # 690121 23-Sep-2012 12:21
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Thanks for your suggestion. Have tried connecting the Bluray player direct to the TV via HDMI cable and it works fine (however sound is obviously through the TV speakers)

I've checked the TV settings via the TV menu and the setup looks right there. The problem is definately with the receiver. I can still get the BD/DVD source information to show on the receiver's display screen , but not at the same time as the Bluray player is playing.

All very frustrating given its run perfectly up until now.


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  # 690156 23-Sep-2012 14:29
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In a last desperate effort, I disconnected the power source (as opposed to just putting the receiver on standby) and then reconnected the power supply and lo and behold , the receiver and tv are now communicating again so we have HD picture and sound.
Easy fix if anything like this happens again. 

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