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HDMI inputs stopped working

I have had a KDS-R60xbr1 for 2.5 years or so. It has 2 HDMI iputs.
I have my "Dish" DVR HDMI connected to video6 and a HT/DVD to video7.
Last night, coincidentally, BOTH 'shutdown", (I may be wrong but..) as this is not only hardware solution for combining audio/video onto one 'highway, it's also a software PROTOCOL. Fortunately, component inputs(YPbPr) saved the day for watching NCAA tournament play.
Is there some way to "RESET" these ports, After all it does have iLink/Firewire and Usb inputs.
Won't surprise me if today TV techs come to service with one of these plug it in and " voila'..all fixed....thanks that'll be $500.

Thanks for Any suggestion....

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  • ht_guy Jul 07, 2008

    I just experienced the same problem with my KDS-R60XBR1 television. I've had the set for a little over 2 years and all of a sudden the HDMI inputs stopped working. I'm using the component connections for now. Has anyone found a simple solution for this? I am about to initiate servicing of the optical block (per the class action suit) and am hoping to resolve this problem at the same time.

  • K M Sep 19, 2008

    Same situation here. Any solutions? I just had my optical block replaced today but HDMI's are still not working. I have a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD DVR and PS3. It worked fine for 2.5 years and now it shows the picture for a second then it goes black. Please help. Thx.

  • xMotherx Nov 07, 2008

    exactly the same issue here, both HDMI inputs, tried my PS3 and my cable box even switched them around. Went to component inputs and they work.

    Anyone find a fix?


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I had the same problem with the HDMI connected to my HD cable box DVR. We called the cable company and he changed the box and the problem remained. He said there was something wrong with my TV.  The component (5-wire) jacks on input 5 work fine.  A few months later i got the 'green tint" problem and the tech came out to replace the whole optical box.  I asked about the HDMI problem and he said that the Sony protocol for HDMI is the problem. It will "talk" to some hardware and not others. He has not found a fix, except to use the other A/V inputs and abandon the HDMI (#7) input.

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