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by: 73seacraft June 6, 2013 6:05 PM PDT

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HK AVR 154 HDMI out (to monitor) not working..then is..why?

by 73seacraft - 6/6/13 6:05 PM

Have had the HK AVR 154 for a few years and had no functional issues until I tried to add a third HDMI component (ROKU3) to the system. Never realized that there was a dedicated HDMI Monitor OUT port and had been happily using HDMI 3 from the AVR to my Zenith (LD) HD while other HDMI devices (PS3 & SONY DVD player) were input through HDMI 1 & 2. Now, having actually read the user setup guide, I found that I was supposed to run all HDMI into the AVR ports and out to the TV from the HDMI Monitor out port It acting as a HDMI switcher). Problem is NOTHING on HDMI gets video to the TV now that I am 'correctly' configured; the HDMI Monitor Out port seems dysfunctional. Nothing in 'OSR' setup addressed this. I have just seen another user comment on the fact that only HDMI 3=> TV allows HDMI pass through for other devices. Very weird..as if port 3 were wired as 'Monitor Out' and the actual Monitor Out port was ..well..out. THEN when I switched TV HDMI cable from 'Monitor Out' port back to HDMI 3 port...now HDMI did t pass video through anywhere! On a hunch without reason I switched the TV HDMI cable back to Monitor Out port and now HDMI is working all around!?! For now...HDMI to TV seems to be unstable and changed by undetermined 'conditions. There is some reference to a default based on wherever previous successful setting was but dont recall specifics. Any clues on this goofy HDMI observation on the AVR?

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