I answered my own question here: I no longer have a working output for HDMI on the PMD. Darn. I’ll have to get an RMA and send it back. Sigh. I’ve already fallen in love with it.
From our director of engineering:
"I have found from hard experience that a problem with an HDMI cable is like a virus spread by contact. In other words, if a connector is contaminated, it spreads to anything you plug it into. Also, if one is broken, it breaks whatever you plug it into. Recommendations:
1) Careful visual inspection of each of the connector interfaces on both the cables and the instruments
2) Of course, I expect he has already tried to put in the old cable
3) Invest in an HDMI cleaning kit."
Thanks for forwarding that info Paul, it’s interesting, I didn’t know some of that.
BUT the good news is I jumped the gun without doing all due diligence troubleshooting. An email from Kevin (who is a great new asset for PS Audio I gotta tell ya!, a really helpful and nice person to represent you) though offering a different suggestion got me thinking and I realized I forgot that there were THREE HDMI connections on the back of the DMP, not one, and I was trying to play back two channels from the wrong HDMI connection and that was the reason I had no output.
So all is well. I’m relieved and enjoying the heck out of the PMD once more. Thanks to all for the help.
An easy error to make. I am glad it was easy to resolve.
Thanks Elk that is helping me to feel a tiny bit less idiotic. Won’t make THAT mistake again!
When I first got my DMP, I realized that there were 3 HDMI connectors on the back. I thought that I had plugged the cable into the correct one. But, in fact, I had not. It took me about five minutes to figure out why I wasn’t getting any sound. So you are not alone.
Okay, I’m feeling a tiny bit better! Thanks for sharing.