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DVI Input Shot

About 2 years or so into ownership, my DVI input stopped receiving signals. I hooked up the component cables to get the pictures. Since I already had a bulb blow in a year and a half, setting me back about $220 (with me doing the bulb replacement), I was hesitant to invest more into the TV with prices going down all around. I bought a Blue Ray Dvd player as a test and it couldn't get signals through the DVI (with converter to HDMI). Any thoughts? Had TV about 3 years now and not ready to shell out for new set when it has a great picture but would like to go to Blue Ray which needs HDMI.

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Re: DVI Input Shot

Hi Alanx,

In most cases like yours, the connector has a bad solder joint inside the TV. This occurs from strain from where the HDMI cable gets bumped or bent against a wall or something drops on it. If your skilled and brave, you can go into the TV and check the DVI conector and how well it is soldered in place. Repair the solder joint if this is the case. Good luck. Just think of how proud you will be to have repaired this yourself.

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