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Hitachi P50H4011 I am unable to get a picture using any of the three HDMI ports and am using composite cables on Input 2 instead. I have tried three different cables and different sources ie Denon DVD, and Bell satellite receiver. Any advice would be welcome

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  • miaattitude Dec 30, 2007

    I have the same problem, everything was working fine ans all of sudden none of the hdmi ports are working. I've even upgrade de firmware but i`m still unable to connect any of my hdmi devices. Does anybody know what to do?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    I have hooked up all three hdmi ports from the cablebox and none works. The cable company said was the tv and the saleman said he thought it was in the cable box. Does anyone know for sure and can it be fixed ????



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You need configurate the DVD nad the salellite receiver output to turn on the HDMI out.

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With your ps3 turned on hold down the power button for a few second until it beeps and flashes 3 times (should be about 5 seconds). You might have to try it a few times to get it to work, but you should get picture and be able to adjust the settings on the ps3.

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