Have my HD/DVR cable box connected to my HDMI-1 input via an HDMI-DVI cable. for some reason, about every 30-40 minutes, i lose video feed but keep audio feed (wired through my receiver). I have to turn the tv on and off in order to regain video feed. doesnt seem to be the cable box or the connection. any ideas?
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Re: Screen goes blank
This set has a factory upgrade for HDMI problems like yours and it also fixes another problem for intermitent sound in the HDMI mode.
This model is still under warranty.
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I would suggest to leave your directtv hd/dvr box connected the way It is.
The HD Colorstream 1input on your TV should work just fine.
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When I switch to component cable it works just fine.