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SONY Bravia KDL-40XBR4 HDMI problem

One of the HDMI inputs is not responding. There are 2 on the back that I am using. One for the cable box and one for the Sony DVD player. Both are brand new and I could see the DVD player at first...until I couldn't.

Here's the thing: when I switch the two cables I can see the DVD and not the cable box. This would indicate to me that it's the HDMI jack on the back of the TV and not the cables or the DVD player.

Am I missing something?

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I have a Sony Bravia model KDL-46s5100 that had the same problem. All HDMI ports stopped working. I don't know why this works but unplug the TV for about 30 sec, then plug it back in and hold down the power button on the tv for 10 seconds. Like I said I don't know why this works but it worked for me. Good luck.

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I have the 1525 and you have to do extra steps each time you want the HDMI to be recognized by the Bravia - too bad it is not automatic as it is with some. Anyway what you have to do is have the HDMI cable connected from laptop to TV then go to your desktop - right click on an open area (away from icons), a menu will appear, let the cursor hover over Graphics Options - you'll then see Output To...then you'll see Intel Dual Display Clone...hover over that and you'll then see Notebook + Digital Television...left click on that and you should see your desktop on the TV in a few seconds. If it does not work the first time...get your movie or whatever you want to show up and ready and go thru these steps again...stupidly complicated aye? when it should automatically detect and show...are other TVs like this?

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