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Re; my Vizio P42HDTV... when I hook up my DVD player to the set via HDMI cable and then set the input mode on the set to HDMI, all I have is a black screen? My DVD player lights up showing a good connection though? HELP!

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First, try another set of connections, S-Video or Component to make sure you have signal. That narrows your problem range just to the HDMI links,

Next, check for an ouput setup on the DVD to make sure you are feeding the HDMI output.

Then, Check the TV setup to make sure the input is turned on, Sometimes you have to make an input or output active before you can use it. This is a power, circuitry and noise related design issue.

Finally, try another HDMI cable.

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If i was you i would do the following:

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