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Old 05-04-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default Fios does not work with HDMI on my Samsung tv

I had Fios installed two days ago. The technician ran both component cables and HDMI cables from the set box to the tv, but HDMI does not work. Not a big deal, except that I now can't use wireless headphones b/c there are not jacks left.

I heard there was an issue with HDMI on some tvs/set top boxes, and have found some posts on this issue dating from 2009. Anyone else have this problem more recently? Verizon is sending me a new HDMI cable but I doubt that will solve the issue.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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I thought most of the HDMI handshake issues have been cleared up. How old is your TV? I wonder if it needs a firmware update or something like that. I know that Samsung used to be particularly problemattic as a brand when interfacing with FiOS via HDMI. But I didn't think that was much of an issue anymore.

Also, do your wireless headphones operate against the composite audio jacks in the DVR? And you're saying that there are no more jacks because you're now forced to use the red and white outputs to feed sound to your TV? If so, just pick up a splitter for composite outputs. Something like this would work:

http://www.firefold.com/1-X-8-Compos...er-P31355.aspx

Even though I suspect that's severe overkill for what you need.
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It's not the cable. The box or TV needs a firmware update to play nice (work properly) with the HDMI on the other device.
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Actually this is probably more in line with what you need:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Although this is listed as a component video splitter, really there is no difference between component video and composite cables/jacks. You should be able to use something like this to split your composite audio output. Again, assuming I understand what your issue is.
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I totally agree with LOVES2WATCH....check Samsung's website for your particular model!
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Is the HDMI TV port actually turned on? I recently plugged another HDMI source into my Panasonic TV's third HDMI port and it "didn't work." Then I discovered I had not turned the port on in the TV's settings. It had been set to "skip" the port in the setup area where you name the inputs. Once I selected a "name" the port became active and worked fine. Not sure if the Samsung has a similar setting, but you might check.
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To follow up, Verizon sent me a new HDMI cable and that fixed the issue. Strange because the old cable worked fine with my Cablevision box. Also odd that the Verizon technician didn't try a new HDMI cable from his truck instead of using component cables. Wireless headphones now installed and work great. Thanks for all suggestions.
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Stranger phenomenon.... you mightve rectified your situation by reversing the connectors of your HDMI. I never understood why that works.
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Yeah, I've been told reversing the cables works sometimes too. NO IDEA why that would be as a digital signal, is a digital signal. But hey, whatever. There's many times at my own job where I will fix something and an employee, or even my boss will say to me "How did you do that" and the answer is sometimes... "I don't know".
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I think the "reversing the connectors" might work simply by providing better contact with one of the pins, overcoming a bit of oxidatiion/corrosion maybe? Perhaps plugging and unplugging a particular HDMI connector might effect the same thing.
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I think the "reversing the connectors" might work simply by providing better contact with one of the pins, overcoming a bit of oxidatiion/corrosion maybe? Perhaps plugging and unplugging a particular HDMI connector might effect the same thing.
That sounds to be a very likely conclusion...
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Yea, youd think, but it doesnt explain when its been flipped back AGAIN, its gone back to a handshake issue.
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Yea, youd think, but it doesnt explain when its been flipped back AGAIN, its gone back to a handshake issue.
Strange, to say the least...could be a pin not making proper contact with one end on one piece of equipment but connected to the other piece it does make contact.
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Most likely your breaker would be tripped if the line has been cut. Can you have a neighbor come over and check the breaker? There is a chance you had a plug go dead that is causing a short. I am NOT an electrician but, I would start there!!
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Most likely your breaker would be tripped if the line has been cut. Can you have a neighbor come over and check the breaker? There is a chance you had a plug go dead that is causing a short. I am NOT an electrician but, I would start there!!
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