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TV does not always recognize the DVD player

We have had this TV about one month and it almost never recognizes the DVD player. I hooked up the DVD player to another TV and it works fine. I have swapped the HDMI cables between the cable box & TV and the DVD & TV and both cables appear to work fine. I have also tried plugging the cable into a different HDMI port on the TV. Sometimes I get just a gray screen, sometimes a gray screen with DVD sound and no picture. Today it just showed a frozen image from the channel that was on before I tried to swirch to the DVD. Can anyone help ? Thank you

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That's a firmware problem where your tv's firmware does not handshake with your dvd's firmware. This could be from your dvd's software being to old for your tv to understand it. HDMI (TDMS Technology) still has Alot of catching up too do with 3rd generation tv's. Alot of HDMI devices still have the first gen software loaded into them. So a tv after 2005 won't work with HDMI from 2003 (1st gen). Most tv's made after 2007 have software that's "backward compatible" so they will work with first gen HDMI.

How does your tv perform outside this problem???

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