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Video Signal Drop Problem

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12th April 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #1  
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I have Fire TV going to Pioneer Receiver then on to TV via HDMI. When I try to watch Amazon or Netflix stuff, video starts for about a second or two then the video signal drops (sound is still there)... I tried MBC On demand app and it didn't happen...
Did anyone experience the same thing?
12th April 2014, 07:08 PM   |  #2  
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I have Fire TV going to Pioneer Receiver then on to TV via HDMI. When I try to watch Amazon or Netflix stuff, video starts for about a second or two then the video signal drops (sound is still there)... I tried MBC On demand app and it didn't happen...
Did anyone experience the same thing?

Have you tried going directly into the TV and it still happens? I had a similar audio issue going into a receiver then out to a sound bar the audio would drop then come back. I plugged into the TV directly and it stopped. make sure to use the same cable to eliminate it as a possible.
12th April 2014, 07:29 PM   |  #3  
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I have Fire TV going to Pioneer Receiver then on to TV via HDMI. When I try to watch Amazon or Netflix stuff, video starts for about a second or two then the video signal drops (sound is still there)... I tried MBC On demand app and it didn't happen...
Did anyone experience the same thing?

I've had this happen on occasion (once every 3-5 shows) with the Hulu app in the middle of an episode. More often than not it happens right after a commercial break. Interestingly, I also have a device between my Fire TV and TV. In my case, an HDMI splitter. Do you have any issue with the Fire TV directly connected?

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I would also check the cables. I've had problems in the past resolved by replacing low quality and/or internally frayed cables.
13th April 2014, 05:49 AM   |  #4  
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Update: Changed HDMI cable and video hasn't dropped after about 1 hour of watching stuff from Amazon/Netflix. Really odd since the cable before worked fine on another device. Will keep an eye on it...
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Update: Changed HDMI cable and video hasn't dropped after about 1 hour of watching stuff from Amazon/Netflix. Really odd since the cable before worked fine on another device. Will keep an eye on it...

HDMI cables are pretty much all the same. But not all devices are the same. I have spent a ton of time switching out cables one a picky device. The worst was a UG007B I had. Finally bought a set of Twisted Veins someone else mentioned working and they did. Who knows if it's minor imperfections in the cable or the device port on either end. I always keep a couple spare HDMI cables lying around now.
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HDMI cables are pretty much all the same. But not all devices are the same. I have spent a ton of time switching out cables one a picky device. The worst was a UG007B I had. Finally bought a set of Twisted Veins someone else mentioned working and they did. Who knows if it's minor imperfections in the cable or the device port on either end. I always keep a couple spare HDMI cables lying around now.

One other thing to consider is that every additional "link-in-the-chain" can add loss, kind of like making a copy of a copy of copy. Any one device by itself may seem fine. I've experienced this in the past, sometimes resolved by replacing with shorter or better quality cables.
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One other thing to consider is that every additional "link-in-the-chain" can add loss, kind of like making a copy of a copy of copy. Any one device by itself may seem fine. I've experienced this in the past, sometimes resolved by replacing with shorter or better quality cables.


Yeah I didn't mean to say there aren't better quality cables, it's just in the price range from cheap to average there isn't much difference.

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