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Hdmi Issue I have the listed jvc t.v. I have a samsung upconvert dvd player connected to the tv via hdmi cable. I didnt like the picture and bought a sony upconvert dvd player based on good reviews. i connected it via hdmi and optical and began to watch a movie. as the previews were playing the screen began to flash and the screen went black. it kept doing this and i thought i had a lemon. i took it back and got a different model samsung. i connected and the same thing happened. i took that one back and connected the old one with no screen problems. a few days later i went to a differnet retailer and got anothe sony, bought a new hdmi cable and hooked it up. the same thing happened. i reconnected the old samsung with the old hdmi cable and havent had a problem. i cant understand what the problem is. any suggestions?? Thanks!!

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  • frwyptrl Sep 11, 2007

    Hello. Thanks for the super fast reply. I made a mistake reference the model number. It the JVC 56FN97 hdtv with 2HDMI inputs. I purchased it Jan '07 at BestBuy. The upconvert Samsung player was purchased Feb 07 at Bestbuy also. Your answer makes sense. Would it still apply to the TV.

    Thanks

  • frwyptrl Sep 12, 2007

    Thanks
    Im going to try playing a movie at the 1080i setting instead. I was playing it at the 1080p. I hope I dont have to go lower than 1080i. i emailed JVC. Ill advise you what they respond.

  • frwyptrl Sep 12, 2007

    Thanks
    Im gonna try running it at the 1080i setting. I was using the 1080p. I also emailed JVC. Ill advise you what they say.

  • frwyptrl Sep 13, 2007

    Hello, I switched from 1080p to 1080i and have NOT experienced any flashes or black screens. Also, JVC has not responded yet.

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Most new HDMI DVD players use High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)on the HDMI output.If you try to play this on an older TV that is not compliant with these new standards it will not work.This standard came out late in 2004 that is why your older player still works. There is also a service bulletin from JVC about upgrading the software on your TV for HDMI compatiblity issues.If you want a pdf file of the bulletin I can send it to you.

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    David Makowski Sep 12, 2007

    Even though the HD56FN97 is a newer model,you could still be having HDCP compatiblity issues.
    No software upgrades available for this problem on this model.

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