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DVD player to HDTV - inverted colors?

Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
I have an inexpensive philips DVD player and a new, shiny Samsung 32" LCD TV. I had them connected via a cheapo HDMI cable I got from Monoprice.

The other day I popped in a DVD and all the colors went bonkers. The blue "DVD Player Background" was pink, and everything else was shifted all funny. Tried a different disk, same problem, Tried a set of component cables and it worked.

I'd rather have it hooked up via HDMI, because the dvd only upconverts via HDMI. That and I had to unplug my Wii to plug in the DVD player.

The way I see it either:

-The cable is broken
-The DVD player isn't outputting the right stuff over the HDMI out
-The TV is not properly interpreting what's coming on the HDMI in.

I'd obviously prefer 1 or 2 because those are cheaper problems to fix. I'll do some tests tonight (different hdmi cable), but is there anything else I should look out for?

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have an inexpensive philips DVD player and a new, shiny Samsung 32" LCD TV. I had them connected via a cheapo HDMI cable I got from Monoprice.

    The other day I popped in a DVD and all the colors went bonkers. The blue "DVD Player Background" was pink, and everything else was shifted all funny. Tried a different disk, same problem, Tried a set of component cables and it worked.

    I'd rather have it hooked up via HDMI, because the dvd only upconverts via HDMI. That and I had to unplug my Wii to plug in the DVD player.

    The way I see it either:

    -The cable is broken
    -The DVD player isn't outputting the right stuff over the HDMI out
    -The TV is not properly interpreting what's coming on the HDMI in.

    I'd obviously prefer 1 or 2 because those are cheaper problems to fix. I'll do some tests tonight (different hdmi cable), but is there anything else I should look out for?

    I've had this happen before on my 360. I popped in my DVD copy of Ghostbusters to watch and it was pink.

    I extremely use my 360 for watching DVDs so I ejected it and forgot about it since.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    My money's on the cables being wonky. Try to borrow a buddies' and try them out on your setup.

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