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Toshiba rd-kx50 recorder error 3B - HDMI doesn't recognize tv

I have a toshiba rd-kx50 recorder that works great except that every time I turn it on I get an ERR-3B (HDMI connection problem) even when the tv is already on. If I cycle the tv through the HDMI inputs (sometimes 2 or 3 times) then it works, but it's a hassle. Is there a way to avoid this besides leaving it on 24-7 or wearing out the tv remote button?

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    Found a firmware update from Toshiba, got it from Toshiba on a disc, followed the directions to the letter, and it "bricked" my machine. DO NOT try to install the firmware update

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WOW another person that kept the rd-kx50, Welcome brother or sister to the fold..lol.

I had that problem a couple of times, I just remove the hdmi cable while the tv and recorder are off, and then connect it once it's back on.
It's a pain to do this, but you could just use the component cables and not worry about the issue (at a slight cost of picture quality)

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