Well....here's a stumper of a DVD/HDMI problem....

TJLamb0518

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Hey, I've got one of those DVD mega changers Sony makes and have had it a couple of years. My girlfriend got me some 24AWG HDMI cables (for better shielding) and a 5x1 HDMI switcher. When I plugged the new HDMI into the player and into the switcher, all I get is a field of blue static/snow that lasts a couple of seconds, goes off, comes back on and so on. I tried the old cables, different ports on the switch, even a direct connection to the TV. Same thing every time.

Why do I think my HDMI input on the player died and how the hell do you get something like that fixed?


And although I doubt it will help anyone with an answer here, the model is DVP-CX995v.


Thanks in advance
 

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You need to get the longest Monster Cable that you can find. The helpful staff and Best Buy will be able to help you with that.
 

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Hey, I've got one of those DVD mega changers Sony makes and have had it a couple of years. My girlfriend got me some 24AWG HDMI cables (for better shielding) and a 5x1 HDMI switcher. When I plugged the new HDMI into the player and into the switcher, all I get is a field of blue static/snow that lasts a couple of seconds, goes off, comes back on and so on. I tried the old cables, different ports on the switch, even a direct connection to the TV. Same thing every time.

Why do I think my HDMI input on the player died and how the hell do you get something like that fixed?


And although I doubt it will help anyone with an answer here, the model is DVP-CX995v.


Thanks in advance
So even if you power everything down, connect the DVD player to the TV with the old HDMI cable, and turn it all back on, same symptoms?
 

TJLamb0518

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So even if you power everything down, connect the DVD player to the TV with the old HDMI cable, and turn it all back on, same symptoms?
Not only did I power everything down, I unplugged it all, waited an hour, replugged it in (hoping it was just that the player needed the ever popular Sony reset to do the whole HDCP handshake thing), hooked it directly to the TV with the old cable and got it.
 

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Does the receiver have a built in fuse? Maybe it tripped and needs to be reset...
 

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Is the static super-high-definition static? Like the best static you've ever seen?
 

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It might be the wall socket you have the unit plugged in to. Sometimes the electrons get jammed up inside and the power doesn't come out right. If you stick a butter knife into the socket and wiggle it around it might unjam the clog and the electrons will flow again.

Give that a try and let us know if it works.
 

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try someone else's receiver

but it sounds like the HDMI handshake and the introduction of the HDMI switch is cornfusing the receiver

and it is the thing that sucks the most

your receiver is thinking you are trying to copy some super duper HDMI stream from your DVD/blew rays and the government has to get involved my way of the movie studios with the DMCA act

I had the same Sony DVD changer, until some savage decided to steal it but it did the same thing with my Yamaha receiver
 
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It might be the wall socket you have the unit plugged in to. Sometimes the electrons get jammed up inside and the power doesn't come out right. If you stick a butter knife into the socket and wiggle it around it might unjam the clog and the electrons will flow again.

Give that a try and let us know if it works.
This.
 

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It might be the wall socket you have the unit plugged in to. Sometimes the electrons get jammed up inside and the power doesn't come out right. If you stick a butter knife into the socket and wiggle it around it might unjam the clog and the electrons will flow again.

Give that a try and let us know if it works.
False. What is electricity commonly referred to? Juice. The pulp is clogging the outlet so he is going to need the knife AND lots of water to flush out the junk.

Electrons in electricity. Just silliness.
 
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False. What is electricity commonly referred to? Juice. The pulp is clogging the outlet so he is going to need the knife AND lots of water to flush out the junk.

Electrons in electricity. Just silliness.
It has to be a salt water solution to get a good flush, though.
 

fletcher

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It has to be a salt water solution to get a good flush, though.
Good point. While he is at he should get some steel wool to rough up that shiny surface of the knife so he can scrape better.
 

TJLamb0518

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It might be the wall socket you have the unit plugged in to. Sometimes the electrons get jammed up inside and the power doesn't come out right. If you stick a butter knife into the socket and wiggle it around it might unjam the clog and the electrons will flow again.

Give that a try and let us know if it works.
Can I stick my dick in the socket instead?
 

TJLamb0518

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try someone else's receiver

but it sounds like the HDMI handshake and the introduction of the HDMI switch is cornfusing the receiver

and it is the thing that sucks the most

your receiver is thinking you are trying to copy some super duper HDMI stream from your DVD/blew rays and the government has to get involved my way of the movie studios with the DMCA act

I had the same Sony DVD changer, until some savage decided to steal it but it did the same thing with my Yamaha receiver
The HDMI is not used in my receiver. DVD player to switch to TV. And I actually had it in a 3x1 switch before this and it worked. Plus, like I said, I even tried a direct DVD to TV connection and had the same issue.
 

TJLamb0518

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Now it gets weirder. My one changer still gives me the static (haven't found a spare component cable to try that yet) and the other two will read on ports 4 and 5 of my 5x1 selector, but not on ports 1,2 and 3. How fucked up is that?
 

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Throw Megathingy into trash, create a 17tb home server, rip BR and DVD disks to image files, store to home server, you have original disks for backup. Play image files with HTPC.
 

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Throw Megathingy into trash, create a 17tb home server, rip BR and DVD disks to image files, store to home server, you have original disks for backup. Play image files with HTPC.
This.

Why would you want to wait for that carousel Megathingy to grind and whirr into place just for Ye Olde Tyme standard def DVDs? How do you even keep track of what's in there? A notebook? Sell the fucker on eBay while you can still get $50 for it.
 

TJLamb0518

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Throw Megathingy into trash, create a 17tb home server, rip BR and DVD disks to image files, store to home server, you have original disks for backup. Play image files with HTPC.

Slightly outside my price range, don't you think?