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Screen goes black and resets during HD shows

I have a TiVo Series 3 HD DVR connected to the digital input composite terminals - Video Input 5 of teh Sony KP-53HS10. Previously I had a Scientific Atlanta HD set top cable box connected to the same Video 5 input terminal. My problem is that during HD broadcasts from either of the above sources the screen goes black whenever there is a sudden change to the video such as a fast action scene or dark to light such as a gun or lightning flash. It also occurs if there is a very light background at the top of the screen. The Sony TV aspect signal detection circuitry resets for some unknown reason and thus the black screen. When the picture reappears the TV displays the input it is using (video 5) and the type of signal it is receiving (e.g 1080i.) I believe this occurs because the composite input circuitry of Video input 5 automatically detects whether the signal is 480 (normal or letterbox), 720 or 1080i and then automatically adjusts the screen aspect size accordingly. Is there was a way to manually set the input to 1080i this going to black screen phenomenom would not occur? Is my diagnosis correct and is there a solution. I am at the point of purchasing a new HD TV since the problem is very annoying.

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This is known issue. The A board need a modification. Parts cost $5 bucks but you need to be good at soldering. You can also get a fixed board for about $200 or a brand new board for about $400. If you search the inernet you sould be able to find the info about this problem at the Tivo community.

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I have the same problem since the day I bought this in 2001. Drives me crazy. I have used three different HD boxes same results. Sounds like a Sony problem to me

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Check whether the connections are proper before i assist u further

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    It is set in two way, one by the show or media you are watching and two by the controls of your TV and your input. Let';s say you have cable, on the cable box menu you should have an option to select your format options. This would start at 480I and end at 1080. If you are getting H channels, you should be geting 1080I programming.

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    television is capable of displaying 1080i and 480p DTV signals when connected to a DTV Tuner set-top-box (STB). In
    order to view DTV programming, the STB must be connected to the component video inputs (Y, PB, PR) of the television. A DTV signal must be available in your area. Select the output of the STB to either 1080i or 480p.
    This television also utilizes a progressive scan doubler, which de-interlaces the NTSC signal and progressively scans the image. This allows you to sit close to the TV and not see the thin black horizontal lines (venetian blind effect) associated
    with interlaced TV pictures.

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    hemant somaiya Aug 31, 2008

    There are 2 sets of three video inputs, Y, PB, and PR. Separate component color inputs provide luminance and color separation.
    Use the L (left) and R (right) audio inputs

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Problem in picture tube...so better change tat...else u ll get black out fully in future

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Have you already tried to power cycle all the devices? Unplug the power cable on all your devices for about 1 hour then plug it back in. Check if that fixes it.

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