Good Day to All: I have a Sony BDP-CX960 Blu-Ray Player that is connected directly to a Sony KDL-55HX850 TV via HDMI. I have used this set-up for the last month with no problem since I disconnected it from an HDMI switch. When connected through the switch the signal was not stable at all, cutting out often while in playback. I used the switch becuase my receiver is a pre-HDMI unit. I am in the process of changing out the receiver as I write this. I used this forum when the initial loss of signal problems occured and found that Sony's (and LG's) do not like to see a modified signal through any source, including HDMI Switches. I removed the Switch from the path with great results. I am now encountering a similar problem with loss of signal. The signal cuts out intermittantly and the screen goes black proceeded by a notification from the TV notifying of the loss of signal. Two days prior I similarly lost the signal for about three seconds, with no recurrance for the remainder of the movie. Tonight the loss of signal happened three sepearte times for about three seconds each time with the signal going out permanently until I stopped playback. I tried playback with a different movie with no loss of signal. Since the switch was removed from the set-up I have been using a female/female HDMI connector and have been manually changing connections between the DirecTV DVR, the BR player and my DVD player. I encounter no such loss of signal when using the DVR or the DVD player. BTW the DVD player I use is a Sony CX-995V. My question is: what may cause this problem? When viewing through the BR player the picture is crisp with no other annomolies showing. I have been using the BR player for about 5 months when it was connected through the HDMI switch into a Toshiba 1080i HD set and encountered no problems with the player in that set-up. I made all of the appropriate setting modifications to the player when I changed from the 1080i Toshiba to the 1080p Sony. I would appreciate any input. Thanks.