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Picture problem I have hooked up this cable box with the DVI out to my Marantz 9600 receiver HDMI input with a DVI to HDMI adaptor. Then there is HDMI from my projector to my receiver. The picture will be fine for about 3 seconds and then start going crazy by flashing and showing a fuzzy screen. When I hook up directly from the cable box to my projector, the picture is fine so I know its not the adaptor. When I power down and then up again, the picture is there again but only for about 3 seconds. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    Exact same problem with Onkyo 605 receiver.

  • dreyes Dec 23, 2008

    I have a Motorola 6200. when i hook up the dvi connections(via dvi to hdmi adapter) the resolution in my TV(samsung 42 plasma) compressed to about half the size.. how do I get it back from viewing the whole picture in my tv. thanks

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Your problem might be a simple signal issue. Make sure with your cable provider that you have adequate signal coming into the cable box to convert the signal though all those components, especially the DVI-HDMI converter. The DVI SHOULD be configured to run video only. try bypassing the audio signal with an RCA component cable. This should take the audio load off of the DVI port and re-route it through the RCA jacks, thereby supporting a better video signal. If this doesn't work, then it might be an equipment issue. The 6200 was originally designed to run on RCA component cables. Hold out till after July 1st for new CableCARD ready HD devices.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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I have the EXACT same problem with my Sony SDM-P234 23" HD/computer monitor. I know it works (and it works great) with my DVico PCI card with my computer. It outputs in 480i, 480 p, 720p and 1080i with clarity on a simple indoor RCA HDTV antenna. I get the same quality (1080i) picture for the same three seconds as does lewy. I can also add that the digital coaxial output delivers 5.1 audio to my amp and it stays on even after the picture cuts out. Please help.....Comcast sendsa 'technician' out to service it and...well....did I say he's a 'technician'? He changed the box twice and says it must be my equipment. I guess its an act of God that it works with anything else.... I mean....its been checked out by a Comcast 'technician' after all.

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  • Gary Pickles Jun 08, 2007

    ty for the excellent rating! I was trying to ask a similar question and hoped that lewy would let me know if he got a solution and it just wasn't posted here. The only option to add it here is in a solution. Obviously, my post is not a solution. I thought i was adding just a comment to lewy's original problem post, and was surprised that it ended up as a solution. I still can't find where you can edit your posts either. Sorry I misled at least two people (as for the two red rating thingy's) but there must be at least three more of those kind of people to 'finish me off', lol.

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