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HDMI is not as easy as expected

Buy a big screen HDTV, buy a DVD player, buy a HDMI cable, and you are in business.

That's what I thought when I first started down the path of HD migration. I had a Sony DVP-CX995V DVD-changer. It has a HDMI output. I have just recently bought a Panasonic TC-P50C1 50" Plasma HDTV. It has two HDMI inputs. And have gotten an eight-foot HDMI cable to connect the two device.

But no matter what I do, I can't get the DVD player to display on the big screen TV. There is only one HDMI output port and two HDMI input port. No matter which HDMI input port I plug the DVD player into, nothing shows on the screen.

I'm fed up. How difficult can this get. HDMI has only one plug. I don't know what else to do. Anyone have any ideas?

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 04:34:20 +0000

Looks like the Sony DVP-CX995V DVD-changer is the culprit.

I just bought my wife a HP DV7-3160us laptop with a HDMI port on it. Use the same HDMI cable between the notebook computer and the Panasonic TC-P50C1 HDTV works right off the bat. I turned on the TV first than the laptop (don't know if the reverse order works). Screen resolution is set to 1280x720 automatically.

I wonder what is wrong with the Sony DVP-CX995V.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:50:18 +0000

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