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Dvd hdmi cable into receiver

Dvd hdmi cable into my receiver (7.1 ch home theater syst.-HT-s5100) to the tv and i receive no signal on my tv. if i hook up the hdmi cable directly from my dvd to my tv i have a signal.

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  • nascr1508 Jan 26, 2009

    I've done that and sometimes it would work. there has to be an easier solution?

  • atwoodz Mar 02, 2009

    Same thing. Screen just flickers on my old Sony KP-57WS520.

    Which one do I throw through the window? This is my second HT-S5100... Same problem with my first one. I brought it back and have the same problem with the new one. I have a Panasonic DMP-BD35 BluRay and it plays through to the TV just fine. Cable box plays through the HDMI to the TV just fine, but when I play them through the Onkyo, they are jacked up. I had the cable box working once, but it was for a minute.


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Unhook and reconnect a few times, try with power on and off, (they have to communicate with each other) if not, return receiver and get a new one.. I had this happen with my yamaha...

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    Keith Methot Jan 26, 2009

    I will be standing by to see if someone else knows, but to this day, I was told even by the manufacturer that this is something with HDMI..

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