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# 44308 27-Oct-2009 09:48
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Ok, a few months back my HDMI DVD player stopped working. I replaced it with a Philips one which does everything I need (like Mpeg & DIVX off USB HDD etc).

However one very annoying thing is that the sound over HDMI crackles. Its noticeable enough that its driving my wife nuts. Doesnt do the same over RCA connection.

Ive returned it to DSE and they sent if off to the repair centre. Came back with "No fault found" and I had to hand over $50 for the displeasure.

So the player is still crackling and wife has offically had enough.

Any ideas what I can do? The DSE guys said if it still happens I could bring it back and talk to the manager about it.

Does anyone have any advice before I take it back?


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  # 267137 27-Oct-2009 10:04
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Can you try a different HDMI player to rule out the HDMI link/sender?

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  # 267144 27-Oct-2009 10:21
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Get a new wife


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  # 267145 27-Oct-2009 10:25
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My HP Laptop has HDMI with sound (one of the few) no issue with crackling sound when I tried it out.

The old player is still in my garage so I might dust it off to confirm its not the TV.

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  # 267367 27-Oct-2009 18:07
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Have you got a different HDMI cable you can try?

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  # 267645 28-Oct-2009 11:47
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Yeah +1 for try another cable if you haven't already

if that doesn't fix it, then it could be the TV plug :( which would be a pain, unless it's still under warranty.

the fact it doesn't crackle with your HP laptop is weird though

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  # 267837 28-Oct-2009 20:58
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Thanks guys, will try and get a new cable tomorrow.

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