jonesey10 wrote:I have this Onkyo system and its more than 6 mo old but just in the last few months started having the same problems you describe. I cannot replace it now but am desperately seeking a solution. Have any advice?
Doesn't hurt to try the simple stuff first just in case.
So replace the HDMI cables with known-good ones. They don't have to be the overpriced "premium" cables, just decent quality ones labeled as high speed HDMI. There actually are some really junky (or just defective or damaged) cables out there that can cause problems so eliminating that first before moving on to the more expensive stuff often makes sense.
Then at that point you have to figure out whose "fault" it is. It is entirely possible that either the TV or the Blu-ray player are non-compliant with the documented standards in some minor way and the receiver expects them to be compliant, while they are more lenient of each other. Or it could be an actual fault in the receiver. If any of the devices involved (tv, blu-ray, receiver, etc) are updatable via network or USB, etc, be sure to update them to the latest software/firmware as updates often contain fixes for various issues. It's also sometimes a good idea to try turning everything off, and then physically unplugging the power cords and leaving them unplugged for a while (somewhere between a few minutes and overnight), then plug them back in and see if the behavior might have improved.