If you guys are saying that component is just as good as HDMI to DVI I wont worry about it.californiaTIVO said:My HDMI to DVI was working perfectly. I tried to hook up a DVDR but it was not working properly so I took it out. Now I get nothing with the DVI. I hit input digital and all I get is sound no video. I checked the cables on both sides and they are tight. I hooked up the component and regular av cables and it worked fine. How could this activity killed my DVI? Is there any way to reset? I wonder how I could have caused this by trying to install another device? Someone mentioned a bad card is that on the tv or receiver side? Can I get it fixed? I have had this unit less then a month Any help??
That is one of the common failure modes, but it could also be your cable. Try a new cable. If it still fails, call DTV. If it's the HR10, the problem is usually cracked solder joints on the HDMI card. Wiggling the cable or unplugging it will sometimes move the card enough to (temporarily) fix it, but it's not long for this world.aphex187 said:I've been reading about the HDMI failures lately and wondering if my own HR10-250 is suffering the same fate. I have it hooked up via HDMI to my Samsung DLP and once in a while I get just a green screen, unplugging the HDMI from the back of the TiVO and plugging it back in seems to fix the problem though.
if the problem is being solved by replugging it on the tv side (and not the tivo) that it is not an HDMI failure.wje said:That is one of the common failure modes, but it could also be your cable. Try a new cable. If it still fails, call DTV. If it's the HR10, the problem is usually cracked solder joints on the HDMI card. Wiggling the cable or unplugging it will sometimes move the card enough to (temporarily) fix it, but it's not long for this world.
If you're feeling more ambitious, open the box and press on the center of the HDMI card or give it a wiggle. If you lose picture, you've got a bad card.
Correct. There was a (HR10) software problem that caused HDMI handshake problems with some TVs. It was fixed with the 'f' software update. However, there are some TVs that themselves have HDMI handshake problems. What really causes the sync problems is the HDCP protocol. It's very complex and only there so content providers can make life difficult for everyone. Best test is to open the HR10 and push on the HDMI card.flmgrip said:if the problem is being solved by replugging it on the tv side (and not the tivo) that it is not an HDMI failure.
HDMI can be temperamental. and TV's get confused once in a while and that is being solved normally by unplugging and plugging back in. so next time that happens try it on the TV side and see what happens
yes but by unplugging on the tv side you will find out if it is a handshake problem or a mechanical failure in the h10 (lose conntact or card etc..)wje said:One note... it doesn't make any difference which end you unplug. Unplugging either end forces a renegotiation on both sides.
Trust me, it wasn't the cables. You wasted $100. I've upgraded over 20 HD Tivos before they came out with the fix for the bad HDMI card. Over half had bad HDMI cards right out of the box, others had the card go bad after a few hours of use. Your problem is a bad card and it will resurface, probably sooner than later.Dmut said:The cheap HDMI cables (like the ones that come free with your tv or box) often come loose. Thats why you are getting that green screen. I had that problem, switched to Monster Cables (which I usually think are a rip off), and now I don't have that problem at all anymore.
It sounds like your box is only outputting 480i via that HDMI cable and since HDMI won't do 480i then thats the reason you only recieve HD, since its probably in 720p/1080i. Try making sure your box outputs everything at 720p which most likely is the native rez of your TV anyways.kamikazee18 said:I have a 61" Samsung DLP and when I use the HDMI cord I can only receive HD channels... once I switch to a regular channel is says there is no signal. The component cords however work fine. I have the Scientific 8300 cable box and the cable provider said that the 8350 box will fix the problem (they of course don't carry that box).... but every time i call them they give me a different story... Does this sound like a problem with the tv not reading the hdmi correctly or a problem with the box?
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Minor correction to the above:Runch Machine said:HDMI is a digital signal, you don't need an expensive cable for a 10 or 20 foot run. The reason those cables are so expensive is because they have a huge markup. A friend of mine used to work at Best Buy. The employee discount on cables was 90% off. They make more money on cables than on anything else in the store.