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Installed my new 15 meter hdmi today from amp to projector after checking it (don't want to get caught out with them sparkles again)

so after kids had a play on ps3 I spent the day installing it and when finished fired up the ps3 again and all was good.

30 minutes later thought I would put some sky on and that's ware it all starts going pear shaped.

the colours were all faint and kind of mixed in together ,trying a couple of other channels and they were all the same.

next I switched to bluray and that was even worse even the start up menu was a mess.

so back to the ps3 and it all looked good again.......until I put the same bluray disk in that and I got the same bad picture as the 350.

all source components go into my onkyo and out to a switch that goes to my Panasonic and my optima.

the Panasonic shows everything perfectly and the projector outputs great when hooked upto my laptop with a shorter cable.

any advise pls would be great,I will try and post a picture if I can.

cheers

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Ok tweeted a pic and added link,that's a bluray and even though its not the best projector in the world it always looked pretty good in the past.

 

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RE: Hdmi picture weirdness

I hven't seen your tweet because I'm not a twitterer, but surely the simple answer is with your current cable you're getting too much signal-drop with certain sources, notably your blu-ray player and blu-ray films on either the player or the PS3. But I would have thought with digital cables like HDMI, signal-drop would give rise to breakup, freezes and blockiness, not bluring and faint colours. That sounds too 'analogue'. Hope someone can come along with better information for you than I can.

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RE: Hdmi picture weirdness

Have you tried bypassing the switch?, i.e connect the new  HDMI directly to the Onk. I've found switches + long HDMIs can cause problems.

 

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Cheers guys,not bypassed switched as I had to run of to work gonna give it a bash now

 

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Weird,think the switch could be boosting it a bit because when I take it out I get no picture,projector just searches through the iinputs 

 

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Looks like the cable is faulty.

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gonna give up for the day banging head against wall

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Was reading about cable cross talk last night and it sounds a bit like what I'm getting.

will give it a couple of days of searching for solution if no luck I will order a new branded lead

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