Below are details on my setup (I've tried to be as detailed as possible in the hopes of getting this resolved). Please note that in all configurations the Xbox One has identified the various devices. I also have tried using different HDMI cables to ensure this is not a cable issue:
- CONSOLE: Microsoft Xbox One (Day One Edition)
- CABLE: DirecTV (Model: HR24-100)
- RECEIVER: Onkyo AV Receiver (TXSR806)
- TELEVISION: 46" Sony HDTV (KDL-46XBR2)
- Initial and Preferred Setup (to make use of surround sound)
- DirectTV via HDMI Out into Xbox One's HDMI IN (6 ft cable)
- Xbox One via HDMI Out into Onkyo's HDMI IN (6 ft cable)
- Onkyo's via HDMI Out to Sony TV HDMI IN (26 ft cable - routed through the wall)
- Revised Setup (to get the system to reliably work but unfortunately we lose surround sound)
- DirectTV via HDMI Out into Xbox One's HDMI IN (6ft cable)
- Xbox One via HDMI Out into Sony TV HDMI IN (6ft cable)
- Under Initial and Preferred Setup (i.e. going through the Onkyo AV Receiver)
- WHAT WORKS:
- Xbox One will reliably turn on the TV, Cable box and AV Receiver every time. It reliably controls all three when working.
- WHAT DOES NOT WORK:
- Unfortunately Television only appears to work approximately 40% of the time. The only way I can get it to reliably appear on the screen is to power down the Xbox One system entirely and then after a full reboot, everything works again.
- Separately, approximately 30% of the time, the audio signal will go through but no video is displayed. This is for the Xbox One completely independent of television (i.e. I can hear that dashboard is up and loaded but I cannot see it). As with the TV issue, the only way I can resolve this problem is by doing a full reboot - and then everything is displayed again properly.
- Lastly, very rarely (less than 10% of the time), the Xbox One will start normally... the video and audio will work... but for a few brief seconds, the screen will appear digitally distorted (different colors, jaggies) and then resolve itself. This problem auto corrects as any time it has done this, it also has resolved itself without me doing anything.
- Under Revised Setup (i.e. going directly to the Sony TV)
- WHAT WORKS:
- Xbox One will reliably turn on the TV and Cable box every time. It reliably controls both when working. I have not experienced any of the problems above (TV not working; audio appearing but no video; the distortion that clears up eventually). PLEASE NOTE: I have only recently started using this configuration, so this is based on two days of usage.
- WHAT DOES NOT WORK:
- Unfortunately the Xbox One still turns on my AV receiver. I need to remove that from my list of devices. I am not sure how to do that
- And of course, surround sound does not work
- Everyone who has an Onkyo AV Receiver model number TXSR806 is having this problem - in which case I have a receiver problem. That said, I don't understand how rebooting the Xbox One resolves this issue.
- The issue is that the HDMI cable to the television through the receiver is too long (26'); I have heard that it is better to have shorter HDMI cables. Have no idea if true. If it is true, I'm fairly screwed since we need that length of cable. That said, I don't understand how rebooting the Xbox One resolves this issue.
- Does anyone else have an Onkyo AV Receiver model number TXSR806? If so, are you having similar problems? Or not? It would be helpful to hear if all systems are go on your end with an Onkyo TXSR806
- Is anyone using a long HDMI cable (26' or longer) and having the same problems? Or not? It would be helpful to hear if all systems are go on your end with a longer cable
- Any word on when digital optical out will be made active on the Xbox One? Am I right in thinking that once enabled, that might solve my problem since I'll be able to send the video signal directly to the television but the audio signal to the receiver?