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  1. PC PaiN

    PC PaiN Member Established Member

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    I have a new Panasonic Blu-Ray player and I'm trying to hook it up to my Samsung home theater system. My problem is that with the Blu-Ray hooked up to the Samsung HDMI in, and the the Samsung connected to TV the picture is terrible. I've switched cables, doesn't help. If you connect the blu-ray straight to the TV it's great. If you hook the xbox 360 up to the samsung that picture seems ok.

    I am at a lost on why the picture quality is so bad when the blu-ray goes through the surround sound reciever.
     
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    65fastback2+2 Active Member Established Member

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    sounds like a setting
     
  3. CPViolation

    CPViolation Car Crazy Established Member

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    What 65fastback said.
     
  4. PC PaiN

    PC PaiN Member Established Member

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    i've played in the menus of both and updated firmware of both.
     
  5. CalcVictim

    CalcVictim Resident douchenozzle Established Member

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    model of receiver?, possibly because the receiver is crappy



    my suggestion is to run HDMI to tv and an optical for audio to the receiver
     
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    txyaloo New Member Established Member

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    Some AVRs don't pass the straight HDMI signal. They dick with it and try to re-sample, up-sample, down-sample, etc. I suspect that's what's happening. Search on avsforum.com with your AVR's model number and see what you come up with.
     
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    x NOODLES x Big Hitter da LLama! Established Member

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    Is the Samsung a HTIB??

    Its possible the Samsung 'receiver' is not REALLY meant to 'switch' video. Thus the crappy picture.

    Or its a setting. :beer: :lol:
     
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    PC PaiN Member Established Member

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    Receiver is a Samsung HT-WX70, bought it at Sam's awhile back. Blu-Ray is Panasonic DMP-BD60

    I've thought about just snagging an optical cable from monoprice and hooking up that way, I guess I'm just hung on why the picture is poor going through the receiver. It's like splotchy i guess you could say.
     
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    Yea it's a HTIB. It's just weird the xbox passes through fine but the blu-ray player is messed up.
     
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    +1
     
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    x NOODLES x Big Hitter da LLama! Established Member

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    HTIB are NOTORIOUS for this kinda stuff. Sorry dude. :beer:
     
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    CalcVictim Resident douchenozzle Established Member

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    read the manual, your receiver only outputs 1080i whether it's upconverted or passthrough.

    you can either do what I suggested earlier or switch the blu-ray to output 1080i
     
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    JasonSnake Active Member Established Member

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    Those HTIB's are really what they are... budget systems with small print. It may not be HDCP-compliant, therefore the Blu-Ray player sees this and it is downsampling (making it look like a DVD movie rather than a Blu-Ray movie) when going through the receiver. There's nothing wrong with the player.
     
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    PC PaiN Member Established Member

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    I've thought about that too since the player is just fine when connected directly to the TV.
     
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    pho_phizzat Dapper as **** Established Member

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    Dude i know ive said this before, but. Your avatar is so so so so amazing it makes my penis do this ----->>>:banana:
     
  16. CalcVictim

    CalcVictim Resident douchenozzle Established Member

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    glad to help dude
     

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