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Looking to connect HDMI cable from dellW5001c to xbox360

Dell tv recognizes HDMI port. When connected to xbox360. Screen displays the blue screen "no video input". Do I need to do any presets on the tv to determine if the HDMI outlet is working properly?

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  • themarsh Jan 09, 2009

    I have the Dell w4201c bought December 2006. We aslo spent all day December 27th trying to get it to work with our new xbox 360 using either hd port. After spending a lot of time on the phone with xbox and dell,trying different hdmi cables and tvs we were told by the Dell repair guy that the hd ports are hdcp(copy protected) ports and will likely not work with any new device using an hdmi cable and the only thing we can do is use the component cables instead. Which we have done and the work great.

    However we are kinda miffed about having a hd tv and not being able to use it to its full capacity! Dell should have done a recall or an update or something.

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Double check if you selected the right tv input HDMI 1 or 2 or 3 etc. if thats ritgh then

Make sure the component cable is not pluged in to the xbox.

if you have another hdmi divice, try it on the same port to see if the problem is the tv.

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