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Insignia 42" black screen and line problem

When hooked up via its HDMI port on my xbox 360, during gameplay i get horizontal lines that run up the screen, which are very apparent during movement. Also, the bigger problem is that at random the screen goes black for about 5 seconds (sound too) then comes back on. I know it isn't my xbox or the cables because i have tried multiple HDMI cables and the system recently got repaired from the red ring and component cables work fine on it. Further proof of this is that videos from my computer also linked to the tv via HDMI have also started experiencing the line problem, even with multiple media players.

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I don't have the horizontal line problem but I do get that random black screen issue. I called xbox support and they told me to change the settiong to 1080i (found under console settings/Display), so far I haven't had any issues. I debating on whether or not I should call for the warranty or not.

  • mike5050 Jan 05, 2009

    I don't have the blank screen problem mind you the tv is only 2 weeks old. I have seen the line problem watching regular channels, not HD. The HD looks great. The line is dead center of the screen and regardless of stretch, zoom or normal it sometimes is visible sometimes not. Some programs are fine when it's not seen at all. Haven't played the play station on it yet, but it works fine with the Wii.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    i had geek squad come to he house and they said that this is a firmware problem and insignia doesnt have an update. they even replaced the motherboard but samesitu. no problem withcomponent cables.. You can also try adjusting the xbox 360 to only 1080i resolution and still use the hdmi.It sucks.


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Either call the warranty or get a new t.v.

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Insignia and Geek squad has no other solution exvcept 1080i

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