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Old 11-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #31
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cox did the same on me..

replaced my box (same model etc...but will chk the version as soon as i rememebr how)....

They tried to say cable to me also...but I already know the cable is good because Im using a neighbors cables (while he is out of country) ..and they are not the problem.

But then were talking specifically about my hdcp problem..

Hopefully yours is more a settings issue.

I know my theatre (reciever) can upconvert all the way.
Maybe you should still tweak around the settings.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:07 PM   #32
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The rep said there's no reason to change the settings on the box. I haven't even tried hooking up my theater receiver in all of this yet lol. I was just trying to go directly from tv to the cable stb just to make sure it worked properly before trying anything else.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #33
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hmm..

coxbox to tv...

In my case with
dvr -> theatre --> tv

I have to have my theatre set to hdmi in....
and my tv a Samsung FP-T5084 has to be set to the hdmi input for the theatre....

In your case
stb -> TV - chk and see if the tv is set to use the correct hdmi .

My tv has two hdmi's and I intiially had
hdmi 1 = dvr->TV
and
hdmi 2 = theatre-> TV

Hdmi 3 = not used
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:51 PM   #34
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That was the first thing the rep asked me. I tried both hdmi inputs 1 at a time and I made sure I was on the right one each time. My wife got another box and cable so we'll see.

I have a samsung LN-S4051D which has 2 hdmi inputs
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:02 PM   #35
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as far as the rep is concerned...he is not necessarily right.


There are a huge amt of settings to customize your experience in viewing hd.


My mom & others would want brighter & less colors...while I want
color and more sharpness....
Those settins alone are big differences in viewing quality.

In terms of config, he may be right, but I found much of what the reps (cox & sears & samsung) to not be 100% correct on the most important parts of what I asked them.

However jusst in case, Im going to get a better quality optical cable on the way home (assumign there is such a thing)..
Mine was cheap at sears..
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:16 PM   #36
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To all;

Im going to go to component if the following doesnt work..
Those who favor compoent please dont flame Im trying this one last idea before I go fully component..

Anyway since I am having hdcp problems in having a repeater in the hdmi chain...... can i do this instead, and hdmi-wise what is lost?

HDDVR(COX)---> HDMI ---> TV
HDDVR(COX)----> Optical (for sound) - DVD/Theatre.

I had it as hddvr ->hdmi---theatre ---> TV in pasthru
That caused a hdcp error ...
Cox blamed the cable (inccoreclty as the blamed the optical which was not the problem). Samsung blames the dvr as thats where the error came from.

Will I lose anything other than some remote related conviencies (much of which I gain back with PRONTO or HARMONY remotes).

Since the issue of hdcp is likely to be the 'theatre' despite the fact that Samsung blames the dvr.. Theys say the theatre is hdcp compliant...but nothing in their system says so. (I even had a insider buddy chk their internal records and so when samsung says ht-tx72 is compliant they are in fact lieing.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:28 AM   #37
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doing it this way so far ..all is good.

I do see a difference in the component versus hdmi but I believe its minor enough to make the 'choice' somewhat irrelevant.

Since my goal was satisfied video/sound wise by either method and the compo method on my setup showed a slightly software image... I will assum it wasnt the cables but the way the equipment handles compoenetnt versus hdmi.

Ie; not a difference on cables, but in my config and/or the equipments handlling.. despite fact I made no changes other than cables.

Anyhow, I am 100% hdmi and now have no problems.
But it remains to be seen, how the dvd stuff and a double chk of my original audio problem ... if both are ok, I am truely done.

Fortunatly if audio is still problematic (shifted sound) I now know what to do to fix that.

If the dvd stuff (but have no hd content on dvd yet) doesnt work, then eventually I will replace the dvd part of this with a proper unit.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:44 AM   #38
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Update on my end. It was the box. Got another box and it worked with the hdmi but then had a problem with the picture on the analog channels as it was just horrible. So had to switch for another box which is apparently the newest box per the tech that came out to my residence and now everything is good.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #39
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Boomersooner01, im from Norman too! What box did you get? My HD is messed up! HD channels look terrible on my LG 50pc5d. What set up you got?
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:30 AM   #40
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Question Cox used Dish HDMI's -Not high speed ethernet HDMI

I' m helping my mother set up a new TV she bought because her old one "quit working". Guess what it was the HDMI cable! Cox installed Contour and two mini boxes using very old cables and technology from the previous DISH setup, the cables are probably 10 years old.

Why? Ma thinks they're too lazy to change them out. I agree but the real deal is the installer has stolen your cables to sell.

I recommend self-install, it's free if you have any problems they come out for free to fix. At least everything is delivered to you in a sealed box not out of some dudes car trunk. Most likely you'll need a tech to "wire", so in effect it's the same as paying Cox to come out do a shitty job and steal equipment you're paying for and expected to turn back in and charge YOU money.

As far as using old cables, if you bought a new kitchen faucet would you expect new hardware and gaskets or would you use the old worn ones? Computer hardware matters, nuts and bolts rarely change design; think about how often high tech changes.
If you insist on Cox, be on your toes!!!!
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