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HDTV with hdmi DVD problem

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Xsilver, May 29, 2007.

  1. Xsilver

    Xsilver Regular member

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    I purchased a Technosonic 32" HDTV (Rebadged Thompson) just before the Christmas and everything was good. Xbox 360 looks stunning. The problem I have is last month a purchased a Sigmatek Xmb510 DVD player with HDMI socket. Rigged it up with a decent HDMI lead and all I get is flashes of the picture being displayed and intermittent sound. I put this down to the DVD player being broke so i shipped that into the bedroom.

    Now I have just purchased a new DVD player with HDMI. Eltax dv251 and this produces the exact same problem. I have rigged this one up via the component lead and it works ok. I presume that this outputs a picture inferior to the HDMI socket.

    The dvd players works perfectly through the HDMI cable when playing a Divx file. I have tried playing DVD's from 480p right through to 1080i and it still the same, picture and sound flashing on every 5 seconds or so which is strange because the sound is coming via coaxial to a logitech decoder.

    Now this is the weird thing I have dvd shrinked a number of my films. To my surprise all dvd shrinked films work perfectly through the HDMI connection.

    Now i really don't know what the hell is going on.
     
  2. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    It sounds like your TV doesn't support HDCP. HDCP is a form of Digital Rights Management that is required to upconvert DVDs because all store bought and rented disc are copy protected (with CSS and other schemes).

    I would see if your DVD player works with a TV that supports HDCP to test my theory.

    Ced
     
  3. Xsilver

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    Thanks for the reply. I have found out what the problem is. The TV needs a firmware upgrade to fix the problem. There are sending an engineer out next week for free as it is still under warranty.
     

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