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HDMI connection I am using MONSTER HDMI cables. When I switch to HDMI source, I have sound, but no picture (blue screen). Manual is misplaced, but I remember reading about a precedure when hooking up HDMI. Can you help?

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  • mccoyr Feb 16, 2008

    Thanks for the manual, but it did not solve the problem. I have everything hooked up right and have tried another HDMI cable. When I am on the HDMI screen, I cannot access the TV icon. There is audio, but no video.

  • mccoyr Feb 16, 2008

    As previously stated, the screen is blue. It is NOT a Contrast/Bright problem.

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Adjust the Contrast and Bright of your Television, that's why you can't see any picture on your screen.

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Hi,

A downloadable copy of the manual for a Protron PLTV-4250 is available here.

I went through it to check up on your concern. It was mention in page 34.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Feb 16, 2008

    Pl what HDMI device is installed and connected to the Protron PLTV-4250

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