This has probably been asked and answered a thousand times but I don't know what I'm looking for so I don't know what to search for. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
I have a decent (I think) home theatre, it was left with the house for the most part. All I had to add was the sub and receiver to get it working. The projector (Sharp XVZ10000) and speakers were all prewired and work just fine. At least they do on cable at least. When I attempt to hook up the (cheap) blu ray player via HDMI, I can hear audio but the the screen is just blue and it says "not reg". I did some googling and found a few ideas, but no fixes. The blu ray works if I don't hook up the HDMI at all and instead run a single RCA connector from the blu ray directly to the projector and another single RCA from the blu ray to the receiver. First off, I didn't think this would work with HDCP. Second off, I know I'm not getting an HD picture off of a single RCA connector, maybe 480p, but at least I can see something.
Anyone know what the deal is here? I mean, I don't understand why HDMI doesn't work, I don't understand why the blu ray player even supports video over a single RCA port, I don't understand why my receiver has a single RCA port on the back that is labeled "Blu Ray/DVD", its almost like they excepcted it to not work over HDMI. Honestly, I'm starting to think I know why the guy who I bought the house from was so willing to leave his stuff ... cause it doesn't work! At least it doesn't work right.