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Old 11-18-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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This past weekend I purchased a new Samsung 40" LCD, but when I went to connect it to my cable box via HDMI, the TV would not recognize the connection (the HDMI options remain grayed out in the source menu and only TV and PC are available). I am able to watch TV through the coaxial cable, but not in HD.

I have an 8300HD Scientific Atlanta cable box, but I have TW NYC, so I do not have access to the HD setup wizard. The cable box says that it is broadcasting in 1080i and the HDTV light comes on when I go to an HD channel.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get the TV to recognize the connection? I have tried using all of the different HDMI ports on the TV as well as powering things off and on in different sequences -- but to no avail.

I would sincerely appreciate any guidance you can provide. I have contacted TW, but could not get an appointment until the weekend, so I want to see if I can find a fix before then.

Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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Try using red/green/blue Component cables instead of HDMI. Sammys often have problems with HDMI, tho it should recognize it. Have you checked with your cable company to be sure the HDMI output is enabled on your box or what procedure you may have to do to enable it. It should be something you can do yourself without a tech. Some internal menu you access to activate it.

But anyway, I use component with all my HD cable boxes and the pic quality equals HDMI.
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Have you tried using a different HDMI cable...? If that doesn't work it will be good to start by connecting the red-green-blue component cables to access the cable menu and the TV menu. Also try a direct HDMI connection from TV to the cable box and disconnect the coaxial cable from the tv.

I have D*TV and I connect the satelite box directly to the TV with an HDMI cable (no coaxial connections).
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Was this problem ever resolved?
I am in the same situation. I checked the hdmi cable and all of the television inputs.

The tv was able to connect via hdmi to the Scientific Atlanta 8300hd until a repairman performed a factory reset on the tv. So now I'm forced to use the component cables, although I would love to go back to hdmi.

Thanks in advance!
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Was this problem ever resolved?
I am in the same situation. I checked the hdmi cable and all of the television inputs.

The tv was able to connect via hdmi to the Scientific Atlanta 8300hd until a repairman performed a factory reset on the tv. So now I'm forced to use the component cables, although I would love to go back to hdmi.

Thanks in advance!
Component will give you every bit as good of a HD picture as HDMI does so no worries...
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Component will give you every bit as good of a HD picture as HDMI does so no worries...
Wow, thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, the picture difference isn't too much. My main concern is that the tv only has 1 component input, but 4 hdmi inputs. I want to use the component input for the wii. So right now, it's either the wii or the Scientific Atlanta box.
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