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

107 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

# 38196 25-Jul-2009 11:43
Send private message

Hey guys.
My rig has a home theatre box running Windows 7 (RC 7100) for media center, a Nova 500 DVB-T twin tuner and everything gets routed through my Onkyo TX706 amp.

The amp switches all inputs (WII, DVD player, Video, Zinwell Freeview) to the single HDMI cable to my full 1080p PZ850 Panasonic Plasma.

All good so far, however I have noticed that sometimes when I power up everything using my harmony One remote with HTPC selected I sometimes get grey snow on the plasma instead of an image.  I have to switch one of the other sources, say the WII, wait for the TV to lock onto that and display the upscaled 1080i picture generated by the Onkyo, then switch back to the HTPC.  Sometimes I have to do this twice.  The HTPC has a Nvidia 8600 GTS putting out 1080p at 50 Hz.  I have tried 60 Hz without seeing any difference.

My thoughts are ;
It's losing HDCP via the AMP and therefore refusing to shown an image?

The 1080p signal is confusing my amp at power up as it normally tries to upscale any video input to 1080i?

Thoughts please.

Create new topic
22164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4729


  # 239070 26-Jul-2009 13:26
Send private message

A similar thing was happening to a friend with loss of video thru a reciver sometimes needing the input changed away and back again.

Replacing the amp with another brand solved, it, and yes, it was an onkyo the first one.


Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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:

News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01

Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24

Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

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.