Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




121 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 239802 5-Aug-2018 10:17
Send private message

I have a HTPC which I have connected to my Smart TV via Marantz receiver with HDMI cables.

 

Recently, when watching media from the HTPC, I have noticed that the screen goes black for 1 or 2 seconds, but the audio is unaffected. When watching ordinary TV or Netflix, the video and audio has no issues at all. The media is HD, but not anything like UHD 4K

 

Would anyone know what causes this? I have tried reseating the HTPC graphics card, checked the HDMI connections. Reading online points me to either the graphics card or HDMI cables but before I start replacing these, I figured I would ask here first.


Create new topic
5199 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1691


  Reply # 2068199 5-Aug-2018 10:24
Send private message

I had an HDMI cable recently that was doing this. Audio would be fine, picture would break up. Moving the cable fixed the issue temporarily. Is was a very cheap cable - replaced it, and all has been fine since.


3429 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 483


  Reply # 2068205 5-Aug-2018 10:52
Send private message

Most likely a cable issue, if not, try resetting the HDMI chipset in your AVR. Some theatre receivers allow you to do this from their advanced menus.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.