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Topic # 86212 3-Jul-2011 19:59
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I bought a cable to run sky to the bedroom, its a 1.4, do I need to get a 1.3b, because i cant get a picture when coming directly from sky but when connected to dvd player it works. Help!!!!!

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  Reply # 488901 3-Jul-2011 20:11
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Questions for you...
Do you normally run an HDMI cable with Sky?
How long is the cable?



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  Reply # 488903 3-Jul-2011 20:15
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Yes, to main tv, probably 1.5m, all my devices go into my amp and one out to tv. Sky HDI it is.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 488907 3-Jul-2011 20:25
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Won't be the cable if it works fine on your DVD player.

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  Reply # 488987 4-Jul-2011 02:47
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Could be the cable is a low quality one and cant do 1080, but is fine with the low res DVD player, or else the DVD player just has a better output than the sky box when dealing with an overspec cable length.




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  Reply # 488990 4-Jul-2011 06:30
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I just realised you've talked about a cable to run to the bedroom and then mentioned a 1.5m cable. Is this incorrect?

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  Reply # 489018 4-Jul-2011 08:36
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sbiddle: I just realised you've talked about a cable to run to the bedroom and then mentioned a 1.5m cable. Is this incorrect?


Maybe it's a really small house? ;)




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  Reply # 489027 4-Jul-2011 08:51
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As an aside... there's no such thing as a V1.4 cable, just a cable that has been tested to achieve the 1.4 standard.



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  Reply # 489063 4-Jul-2011 10:15
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No 5m to the bedroom, that was refering to another question.



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  Reply # 489064 4-Jul-2011 10:17
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which I read wrong.

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  Reply # 489198 4-Jul-2011 15:14
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The joys of hdmi

Have you tried resetting everything, switch TV and sky box off at wall, connect cable then turn back on again (tv first followed by sky box). What resolution is the skybox outputting, 1080i?

I assume you have run hdmi from the sky box before (is there a set up in the menu somewhere to enable HDMI output and appropriate resolution?

A cable that has is able to obtain 1.4 standard "should" by default cover all other standards below it. 1.4 refers to 3d capability, audio return channel (i think) and ethernet over hdmi (i think)

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  Reply # 489240 4-Jul-2011 16:26
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HDMI (as in the organisation) has recently moved away from "versions" to simply HDMI Standard speed and HDMI High Speed.....

All I am saying is that if it's a new cable (say in the last 12-18 months) and it states a version, it's possibly just a chinese knockoff cable and may or may not comply. 5m is actually a decent distance to send a 720p (I think Sky is 720p) signal.... the DVD player may not put out that high a resolution hence it may work.

The bigger issue could be an EDID problem as this is currently the problem with longer HDMI cords (tho typically 10m long) rather than the data stream

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