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12-13-2008, 02:20 AM
So my dad hooked up his tv to a Samsung upscaling DVD player. The player's "display" runs just fine but whenever a movie plays the screen goes light blue. Can you help me with this?
Oh, and I checked the TV(Sony KLV-V40A10) and it is HDCP compatible.
12-13-2008, 08:30 AM
I know this probably won't help, but I sometimes have a similar problem with my HD-DVD player.
Typically I fix it by completely turning the TV off for a few minutes. Turn it on. Set it to the HD-DVD player's input, and THEN turn the player on, and it ALWAYS works then. If the problem is with the HDMI/HDCP communication, this should resolve it.
Also, being that it's an upscaling DVD player, I'm guessing that it outputs 1080i? Do you have any other 1080i sources you can try on that (and other) inputs such as a PS3 or 360?
12-13-2008, 08:51 AM
Here's a long shot. My Samsung TV has a special setting that just shows blue pixels (apparently this makes it easier for an engineer to calibrate the display properly). It could be that when the TV detects the HDMI signal it switches to a specific EXT input which has a similar blue setting switched on? Try looking through your on-screen menus.
12-15-2008, 10:13 AM
It upscales to 720p and it works great with the other TV on HDMI. It show the Samsung "display" just fine. I can access DVD player settings without a problem. If it was a problem with the cable, the display wouldn't even show.
The problem starts whenever a movie starts. Then you can't see any thing. I am thinking about setting my PS3, just to see if its the TV or not.
12-16-2008, 12:46 AM
I would suggest you try component cables (red, blue, green). It might be a setting on the DVD itself. You also might get different settings if the DVD player is on and no DVD inside. When I got my 42" LCD there was a new firmware update for it (the TV). Check your TV's website and also the DVDs. See if others are having the same problem.
12-17-2008, 09:28 AM
If it is giving no picture when the movie starts I would guess it is a resolution or refresh rate incompatibility. Now you only need to figure out why! :)
Yeah, this sounds like the culprit to me as well.. probably somehow tied into an HDMI handshaking-type problem (so test this with component cables as well). HDMI is great from the point of view of simplifying cabling, but it's a fucking blight upon the consumer for almost everything else.
One reason the Samsung player's 'display' might show up just fine is that it might not be sending that signal at your final upscaled resolution (many just send 480i/p), so there's no problem.. Sounds to me like the minute the movie starts, the player switches resolutions and you encounter your problem.
Just a guess, mind you, as I have no direct experience with either of those two devices.
I'd spend some time searching AVSForums (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/) on this, since you can almost guarantee someone there has already figured out what's going on..
A Google search for "[Samsung model #] + official + avs" should get you to the main thread for your unit, and then you can dig through that for mention of a firmware update for your player, and/or mention of this problem specifically.
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