I have owned a Pioneer Elite VSX82-TXS since late 2006. In November, I finally got the TV I wanted and made the switch to setting everything up through HDMI. Oppo 970, PS3 Slim, Comcast cable box all into the receiver through HDMI, and output to Sony LCD through HDMI. Took my time setting things up, and everything worked perfectly, imagine that!! My only issue was that every now and then the HDMI signal would be lost for a second while watching tv, the tv would go black for just a second, the HDMI signal on the receiver would blink a little and then reconnect and everything would be great. Now it has just stopped connecting! Last night, the kids watched a movie on PS3, worked great, I switch over to watch a little tv, works great, time for the adults to watch a movie, switch over to the PS3 again, it does not connect "handshake", turn everything off and on a few times, no connection, Hmmmm. So I turn back to TV, now that does not connect, lets try the oppo, that does not connect either. What happened? Trying to troubleshoot this am. HDMI indicator on receiver will flash red several times and trys to connect. Every now and then a little audio comes through for a few seconds, but thats it. It seems like it is trying to make the handshake. Sometimes it won't even attempt to make the connection, the HDMI symbol does not even flash. I have tried several different start up sequences, but that has not helped. I have reset the receiver to factory settings, nothing. My receiver was built July 2006 and does not have any firmware updates. It is just so odd to me that everything was working fine and now its not. I did not change any settings on anything, it just has spontaneously stopped connecting. Do cables go bad? I have heard that it does not matter, so don't get expensive ones, so I bought $5 cables from Fry's, beat that for cheap. Any suggestions?