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Wannabe Geek

#55360 31-Dec-2009 13:50
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I have a Plasma TV and it has two HDMI ports. I have my HD satellite box hooked up to one and my Playstation3 hooked up on the HDMI-2. When I change it to HDMI-2 wether it is the satellite or the Playstation, nothing happens. I just get a black screen and no sound. Both work when in HDMI-1 but nothing in HDMI-2. Now I have to swap cables back and forth through HDMI-1. Any ideas??

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Ultimate Geek

  #286274 31-Dec-2009 14:30
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It sounds like there's a fault with the TV's second HDMI input, but a couple of thoughts to rule-out other possibilities:

What's the make and model of the TV? - other owners of the same model may be able to shed some light on the issue.

Have you ruled out the possibility of a faulty HDMI cable - in other words have you tried connecting the same equipment to HDMI-1 and HDMI-2 using the same HDMI cable?

Has HDMI-2 ever worked, or is this the first time that you have tried using the second HDMI input?

Is there anything in the TV setup that has to be done to enable use of the second HDMI input? - That would be unusual, but it's worth reading the owners manual.

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Ultimate Geek

  #286275 31-Dec-2009 14:33
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Might be worth having a look in the TV settings to see if both HDMI ports are set up the same.

Often one port will be set up to allow HDMI video and analogue sound via RCA and the other/s are pure HDMI ports. Good luck.


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Uber Geek

  #286277 31-Dec-2009 14:42
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Its not something stupid like the TV taking a few seconds to try and work out the signal resolution and staying blank for a while is it? Are you giving it quite a few seconds before deciding it doesnt work - sorry - someone needs to ask :-)

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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Wannabe Geek

  #286279 31-Dec-2009 14:54
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Thanks for the imput, I have left it on for a minute and I have tried both things in the hdmi-1 port and they both work. The second port worked before, but just stopped working at some point. It's a philips plasma.

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Ultimate Geek

  #286330 1-Jan-2010 02:11
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Tharrison:  It's a philips plasma.

Well theres your problem.... Laughing

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Ultimate Geek

  #286386 1-Jan-2010 12:56
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Tharrison: The second port worked before, but just stopped working at some point.

That's certainly sounding like a genuine fault. If the TV is old enough to be out of warranty, you could have a repairer take a look at it. Alternatively you might consider that it would be more cost effective to live with one working HDMI input and buy a HDMI switching unit like Avtek Y-5510 HDMI Switch, 5 in 1 out That's not a recommendation for that particular unit - just the first that I found in a quick search.

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