HDMI video signals cuts out at times

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  1. rusbrmasas

    rusbrmasas New Member

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    I recently purchased a new HDTV (Sony Bravia KDL52XBR5). My digital cable box has DVI output and the TV accepts HDMI input. I purchased a DVI-to-HDMI cable which provides the video signal and am using composite audio. Everything works fine except every so often, the video signal cuts out. I have waited for just over 10 minutes for the problem to correct itself, but it does not. Simply turning the TV off then on again fixes the issue. I have also watched movies and played video games via component video and the problem does not exist using these cables. I have turned off all power management features to try and isolate the issue. Does this sound like an issue with the cable, or the TV? What do you recommend?
     
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    Probably hdcp (protocol) issues between the box and tv. Use component cables from the cable box.
     
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    rusbrmasas New Member

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    Thanks, will do this. I've asked around at other places online, and your fix seems to be the popular one. I even phoned my TV provider and they recommended the same thing you did.

    Thanks!
     
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    some people say there's no difference, but I personally feel there is a quality difference between component and HDMI. I don't like component cables.
     

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