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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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Re: hdmi Issue

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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