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Old 01-06-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Hello,

I have two issues I would like to discuss.

I have a 40" Sharp Aquos LCD, a Blu-ray player by Samsung, and a sound bar made by Sony; plus a HD/DVR box from the cable company.


---When the HDMI cables were used on the TV, I was seeing a box pop up on the screen that stated "Copy Protection. The DVI/HDMI output is blocked. Press Exit".


Pressing Exit led to a bigger box that said "Your HDTV does not support HDCP. Please disconnect the HDMI connector and use YPrPb."


This was done and I am watching the TV via the component cables.

Does anyone have an idea why I can't use the HDMI cable?

---And, I have been having trouble with my Blu-ray player.

I have no trouble getting the sound, but I can't get the picture to come up. Any ideas re that one?

Thanks.

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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[TWC] DVI/HDMI output is blocked ... - Time Warner Cable TV/Voice | DSLReports Forums
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks. At least I'm not the only one who has had to switch to the component cables.

Now, anyone out there have any ideas re my Blu-ray problem?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:43 AM
 
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How old is this TV?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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How old is this TV?

FYI these are both related, when HDCP is required every device in the chain has to have HDCP
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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I bought the TV in Nov '09.

What would HDCP be?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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What is HDCP (high definition copy protocol)?
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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I bought the TV in Nov '09.
That should be HDCP compliant. You were able to play the blu ray player before?

To troubleshhot disconnect everything from the TV, hook just the bu ray player to it with HDMI cable. If it doesn't work try another cable (borrow one if you don't have extra). If it still doesn't work there is probably something wrong with the TV.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I started to do what you said to do, but 1) I don't have a lot of room to work behind the TV which necessitates use of a mirror and flashlight and 2) I don't want to mess up anything by taking wires out and not being able to get them back where they belong.

I did pull out the HDMI cable that runs from the blu-ray to my sound bar and put it into Input 8. By doing so, I continued to get sound, but no picture.

Then, I put the cable into Input 6 and got picture, but no sound.


Yes, I was able to play the blu-ray before, but it was often balky. My wife reminded me that we had no trouble until we had the sound bar added to the system.

So, maybe I'll throw the whole set out and get an Admiral 21" black and white and end my misery.
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