Macroblocks using TV, CI+ Module and receiver
I have a strange problem... First off my original setup:
Philips Econova TV
Marantz SR5005 Receiver
UPC Settop box HD
The UPC is connected to the receiver and from the receiver to HDMI 1 on the TV. Watching TV with great sound,
Recently I changed from my settop box to a CI+ module. Here comes the issue... Most channels work fine. But some have no reception, some have no access and some channels, for instance SBS 6 HD, have a lot of macroblocks on screen.
When I switch off my receiver, everything works fine, so I know it's not a UPC problem. For some reason the HDMI ARC input or the Marantz causes disturbance on the digital channel.
How can this be and how can it be fixed? What can I try to fix this? Is the issue in the receiver or in the TV?
So which TV Model do you got exactly and which Software is installed on it.
How is the Receiver connected to the TV (Cable/port).
Are there more types of econova? Anyway it's the 42pfl6805H, with the latest software (037). Receiver is connected with Hdmi out on the receiver to the Hdmi 1 (ARC) port in the tv. Can it be the Hdmi- cable?
Yes, the Cable can cause the Blocks but as you said, if the Receiver is turned off, the Blocks are gone it could also be a Problem within the ARC system, can you just try to disable arc on TV or Receiver and test it again?
same for CEC (EasyLink).
How can I disable ARC or CEC on my TV?
I have not tried your tips, but I did switch to another HDMI cable.
And the problem is gone! I have no idea why... If the cable is defective, the macroblocks should be constantly there and not be dependent on the channel?
What am I missing?
Hi, You say that problems occur wirh SBS6 HD. Are you sure you have a Higspeed HDMI cable?
ARC or CEC (CEC = Easylink) can be disabled in the TV configuration menu (see Easylink sub menu).
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