Weird HDMI problem w/ Pioneer receiver

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  1. bigmattyh

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    Hi guys. I'm trying to solve a weird issue with my receiver, and I'm hoping someone here can give me an idea of how to fix it.

    Equipment:
    - Pioneer VSX-1019AHK
    - Sony Blu-ray player, currently plugged in via HDMI to BD port
    - Cable box, currently plugged in via HDMI to HDMI 1
    - 42LGX LG TV, currently plugged in via HDMI to the HDMI out monitor port.

    Problem:
    - The TV is getting "No Signal" from the HDMI coming from the receiver -- so no video is displayed.
    - The audio plays on the receiver just fine. This is true for whichever component I choose.

    I've troubleshot and confirmed a few things:
    - The problem is not the TV or the AV components. When I plug either of the components into the TV directly, everything works.
    - I can downgrade to using component outputs for the AV components, and use the receiver's component output port to the TV. So the problem seems to be just the receiver's HDMI out.
    - The HDMI light is steady. But when I first plug in the TV to the receiver, it blinks for a bit, the audio blips in and out and then it stays steady. Still no picture.



    So, that's the basic situation. Has anyone encountered anything like this before? What else can I tell you? I'd really like to fix this!
     
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    Switch the sources to 1080i (not 1080p) and disable all video processing in the receiver so that it's acting as a pure pass-through device. Does that fix the problem? If so, either replace your standard speed HDMI cabling with certified, high speed cabling, or stick to 1080i.
     
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    No, unfortunately, it doesn't. When the inputs are hooked up via HDMI, there's no video processing options anyway, and they're all set to output at 1080i already. It seems like the video out from HDMI is just not outputting anything.

    The OSD menu doesn't even display.
     
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    Having eliminated every other possibility (source, TV, cable), you may conclude that you need to send the VSX-1019AH-K to Pioneer for a repair.
     
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    OK. I was afraid of that.

    Thanks for the help -- I appreciate it!
     
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    Did this ever work properly? Or is this a fault that has developed recently.
     
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    I think it worked properly when I first got it. At some point I switched from HDMI to component out, and now that I'm switching back, I noticed that the HDMI wasn't working.
     

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