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Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

reed935
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I have Ignite box connected to my Denon receiver and currently get 4K HDR, through the whole chain.  Have the receiver set up so that Ignite connection is passed through when the Denon is turned off.  We got a record player for Xmas, but when listening to it on the receiver, I can't watch Ignite.  To resolve this, I purchased a

2-port HDMI switch (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09D7MRPJF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) + 2 new HDMI cables (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08SCNXM86/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).  When I go to use the record player, I switch the HDMI switch to the second connection which goes directly into TV.  I could not get anything on the TV.  Is there a problem with the switch/cables that do not meet the required Ignite specs ??  Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Re: Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

Bplayer
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There may be an digital rights issue, but to rule this out you should try a few different connection configurations:

1. Ignite box to HDMI switch to AVR to TV

2. Ignite to AVR to HDMI switch to TV

The results of these tests should help identify any issue.

Re: Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

reed935
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First one is how I had tried to set it up, but didn't work.  Will have to spend some time to try and figure this out.  Second one makes no sense at all as the AVR will not pass any signal through when the record player is active, so not even going to try this one ...

Re: Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

Bplayer
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The second one is not intended as a solution but a discovery on what works and what does not.

Re: Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

RRF1
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Have you tried setting up the record player as Zone2 on the Denon?

When using an HDMI switch, you run into EDID issues. A switch with a selectable EDID for each port will be required.

Re: Requirements for HDMI switch and cables

bobp3008
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In the reviews for the switch there is a comment regarding this switch not having an independent power supply and drawing its power from the HDMI inputs. You may want to try a switch with and independent power supply. Perhaps the Ignite box isn't supplying sufficient current to the switch.  

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