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I'm only after buying a hdmi cable an wen i hold my finger on the on button till it beeps twice it wont give me the option of hdmi???

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This option of holding it down til it beeps just restores it to a default video setting not to HDMI

If you go into settings

display settings

video output settings (first on list under display settings)
it tells you what it is set at currently already)

click on it

choice your connection generally 1080i is the component second option and true HDMI 1080p is the first option says HDMI

Once you chose it you will have to accept the changes it will then change the settings choose yes to save them. And your done or you can set up your audio settings right afterwards and then finish.

On my 60gb for some reason i have not figured out yet i have to reset this alot not sure why very annoying, but again it only take 30sec to do

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