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cheap HDMI cables !

stonedmonkey
12-12-2007, 06:18 AM
Hi all i have a Toshiba 37" with 2 hdmi ports on the back along with others scarts etc, the problem is after buying a dirt cheap hdmi 2 hdmi cable for ps3 of ebay, hdmi1 was for the PC which worked fine
then i plugged the new lead into hdmi2 then to ps3 but not picture so checked all settings on ps3 etc, done by the book every which way,
so tried hdmi1 port which the pc has been working fine on, but again no picture, so plug PC back and no picture the hdmi port seems not to work at all now, the TV works fine in all over areas the other ports still work fine, the only thing i done which maybe i should not off is plug the hdmi cable in with the tv on still !!! can this damage the hdmi ports !, as its new tv do have a engineer coming out, but would like a heads up before he does, :banghead:

Scottnot
12-12-2007, 07:22 AM
the only thing i done which maybe i should not off is plug the hdmi cable in with the tv on still !!! can this damage the hdmi ports !
Technically, yes, which is why they suggest not "hot swapping".
However, in reality, it should not be an issue. I have done it often with no problems, and no one knows if you do it or not.

can this damage the hdmi ports !, as its new tv do have a engineer coming out, but would like a heads up before he does, :banghead:
It is odd that it did work.
Have you tried more than one cable? I would try another cable, if that fails, call for service.

stonedmonkey
12-12-2007, 09:55 AM
yes i have two cables one for PC to hdmi and of course the ps3 hdmi2hdmi now the pc one also brings up a blank screen after trying the ps3 one in the port it was using. :confused:

dyers78
12-13-2007, 09:08 PM
do me a favor - try plugging the HDMI back into the tv and then restart the PS3 or whatever is utilizing the HDMI.

I am having a similar problem. The HDMI ports do not work unless I turn the tv on before the component.

Example - I have my DVD hooked up via HDMI. I have to have the tv on with the source mode set to HDMI1, then I have to turn on the dvd player for the tv to pick up the signal. If I pause the movie and the dvd goes into sceensaver mode I actually have to power off the dvd and turn it back on for the tv to pick up the signal again. The tech said it was a common compatibility issue but I think he's full of shit.

Let me know if this works on your set-up. Just curious.

tipstir
12-13-2007, 11:13 PM
do me a favor - try plugging the HDMI back into the tv and then restart the PS3 or whatever is utilizing the HDMI.

I am having a similar problem. The HDMI ports do not work unless I turn the tv on before the component.

Example - I have my DVD hooked up via HDMI. I have to have the tv on with the source mode set to HDMI1, then I have to turn on the dvd player for the tv to pick up the signal. If I pause the movie and the dvd goes into sceensaver mode I actually have to power off the dvd and turn it back on for the tv to pick up the signal again. The tech said it was a common compatibility issue but I think he's full of shit.

Let me know if this works on your set-up. Just curious.

Which tech told you this? For the DVD player? Is this DVD HD Player or Upconvert?

http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1C-3396252w345.jpg

This one is high performance HDMI splitter, if you hook it up to your good HDMI port then split it out into 4 HDMI then you can see if it's the port faulty or something else. Radio Shack sells the above but you can get it for $199 online.

Scottnot
12-14-2007, 08:34 AM
I am having a similar problem. The HDMI ports do not work unless I turn the tv on before the component.

The tech said it was a common compatibility issue but I think he's full of shit.
Actually, the tech could be correct. HDCP "handshake" issues manifest themselves in many odd ways. So, if it is, in fact, a handshake issue, your turn-off/turn-on tests could generate some interesting results.

Also, if it is a handshake issue, using a splitter or switch will not help as the problem is in the televisions software or firmware.
If you ever do want to get a splitter/switch go to monoprice where you will find decent products in the $40-$60 range . . . that $200+ plus stuff is pretty much a rip off.

dyers78
12-14-2007, 09:59 AM
This was Olevia's tech support. I had a technition come to the house and update any firmware but it still sucks. I am in the process of returning the TV. I love the set so I am going to switch it out and see if it's just the tv. It pisses me off because my dad just picked up a cheaper Visio model and his works like it should. I go the next higher model and it sucks!!!

stonedmonkey
12-15-2007, 01:24 AM
do me a favor - try plugging the HDMI back into the tv and then restart the PS3 or whatever is utilizing the HDMI.

I am having a similar problem. The HDMI ports do not work unless I turn the tv on before the component.



Let me know if this works on your set-up. Just curious.


with the pc in the hdmi yea the tv on, then pc or no picture would come up, if the pc was on then the tv had to reset pc.
engineer came took the tv says it could be the circuit board if so then the lead may of blown it some how by so called "hot swapping" :what: