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HDTV Cable Box not working with HDMI connection

I have isolated the problem to the TV since it works on another TV with HDMI. (Although it has worked before on this TV which is the strange thing). When I try to change the source to HDMI on the Samsung LNR268W, the box is grayed out as if nothing is actually connected. I've tripled checked that everything is plugged in properly.

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  • pickyp Aug 19, 2008

    it plain doesn't work. Even tried reversing the calbe ends. The samsung does not recognize the hdmi cable

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Same exactly.  My HDMI worked great for four days on my Samsung A630 and then I got a grey screen.  Tried switching ends; tried getting new cable: nothing works. Further, with the cable plugged into the tv, the tv does not recognize that the HDMI is connected ---  if you press "source" on the tv remote and the hdmi slot on the tv is being used, then HDMI should be listed as one of the main options available; if not,then the tv is not recognizing it.

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SOURCE: samsung lcd ln46a550pf3 no sound from hdtv reciever

ok your tv does not come with the very best sound, you have to get a receiver 7.1 or you can use the optical wire , that's if the system you are using has that option.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

SOURCE: connecting HD cable box to DVR too HDTV

When I hooked up my HD cable box using an HDMI cable, I had to go into the cable screen menus and select HDMI output. You may have to do something similar when using an S-video cable. Your DVD recorder doesn't seem to have an HDMI input, so you'll have to use the S-video or (worst case) composite video (red, white, yellow cords). Your cable box may also be scrambling the signal so that you can't record. That may be why you can record by bypassing the cable box.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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Well, first you might want to try another hdmi connection behind your TV.If it appears to have the same message,you need to check your TV setup and be sure the HDMI video is active.
Secondly,go with the recommendation of the set top box.You will use component video cable to connect from your set top box component video output(Y PR PB) to your TV (Y PR PB) and see if that actually work.If so,just use the cable box for the time being and call your cable company for another cable box to replace this one!
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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: hdmi grayed out/not available when cable plugged in

when you try to use your hdmi cable do you have the component your trying to use on? because the tv might need it to be powered up to recocnize the signal that, that input is in use

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