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Old 07-23-2019, 12:41 AM
Remo Remo is offline
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Question HD200 garbled sound only when running through AVR

I've had this setup since forever:

PC running SageTV
Yamaha AVR
Panasonic Plasma TV

The PC and the HD200 both connect to the AVR, which in turn connects to the TV, all with HDMI cables.

Recently I started to have issues with videos on the PC, not recordings done by SageTV, having sound dropouts. The video part plays fine but I'll get constant 1-2 second drops in the sound. It happens enough to make the videos unwatchable, maybe a dozen times in a minute.

We can switch over and play it directly from the PC without issue so it's not the file itself (the file I was using tonight was an MKV/MPEG4).

So tonight I did some troubleshooting. I ran a different HDMI cable, connected to different HDMI ports and connected directly to the TV, bypassing the AVR.

What I found is if the HD200 is run through the AVR, on any port, I have the problem. If it's connected directly to the TV I don't.

I have a spare HD200 and connected that up and the problem disappeared.

So I'm left with a mystery:

1. HD200 #1 drops sound if run through the AVR
2. Same HD200 works fine if connected directly to the TV
3. HD200 #2 works when connected to AVR

Nothing has changed for several years (except the SageTV version and that not recently), same equipment, same configuration and this issue only recently started.

Why would one HD200 suddenly develop an issue with my AVR?

Yet a second HD200 is fine with the AVR?
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