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DVI/HDMI connection gives me 'snow'...

808granato
08-14-2005, 04:41 PM
GOt a Mitsubishi wd-52525 recently. Trying to optimize my system.....

Went 'out' of Cable box (HD) from DVI, went 'in' to HDTV to HDMI (M-link), (put rca plugs to audio in on tv too, as well as optilink into my receiver from CATV box).

When I turn on Cable box and TV, and set device input on tv to HDMI (M-Link), I get snow/static on tv. Disconnected all other lines and tried again-same.

THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IT IS TO UNPLUG HDMI FROM TV AND PLUG BACK IN WHILE EVERYTHING IS ON! Then all is perfect-until I turn of tv again.

Cable problem? HDMI input faulty? Just wiggling to connection doesnt fix it, I have to unplug and re-plug...any ideas?

rbinck
08-14-2005, 04:54 PM
Many people have reported they need to have the cable box on before turning on the TV. This insures when the TV wants a HDCP response, the cable box is ready to give it to the TV. Try just leaving the cable box on all of the time.

808granato
08-14-2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks, I'll try it.

Are the 'Gold' cables worth it? DVI to HDMI.

QuickJ
12-02-2007, 07:28 PM
I posted a thread here a while back and just came by to check on it since I never got notified of any replies. I have a very nice, awesome Hitachi 51" HD projection TV and a Samsung HD DirecTV receiver. I bought the HDMI cable for the best possible picture. When I turn the TV on at first, it always has one of two problems or both. I either get four or five red lines horizontally, or I get a completely snowy picture, or both. I usually either turn the TV off and back on again or I turn off the receiver and back on again and after a few times doing this it will be OK. But this is very annoying! So I felt either the HDMI cable is screwed up, or something with the Samsung receiver. I never felt that it could be the TV itself. If I remember correctly, I think I had a problem two years ago when I hooked it all up, with the HDMI cable not fitting nicely or easily on the back of the TV. Maybe the pins were bent a little or something, but that was very frustrating, as the cable was expensive to me, and I probably should have taken it back or done something to make sure this all worked out as it should.

Thanks for all replies and assistance here!

Jeff

QuickJ
12-02-2007, 07:31 PM
As per the above suggestion, I have found also, that when I leave the DirecTV receiver or box on all the time, when I come home to use the tv, the system is froze and needs to be unplugged and reset or rebooted.
That has been my experience and I am not sure if this is what happens all the time or has just happened on occasion.

Jeff

bioguru
12-03-2007, 02:08 PM
Friends,

I had my cable guy in to get my DVR HDMI output to work with my Sharp DLP DVI projector and I get one second of picture and one second of snow. He switched boxes changing the output from HDMI to DVI which was connected to the Sharp DVI. This switch worked! So now I wonder why HDMI to DVI is a problem while DVI to DVI isn't?

Any ideas. I have a new Sharp XR-30X projector. The S-Video connection works between both boxes.

The cable guy says to call Sharp. They are switching my box out so I can have DVI to DVI.

Thanks,

Mike