HDMI output to Sony Bravia TV

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  1. GPBenton

    GPBenton Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am trying to use the hdmi output from the stand to output to a Sony Bravia TV.

    If I up the screen brightness, and set certain backgrounds, I can get a signal, but its not very stable. It keeps flickering, and then the screen goes blank, as if it had lost the signal. A second or so later, it reappears.

    With a dark background, the display does not appear at all.

    I am using the same cable and input to the TV as a working Tivo, so I don't think that is the problem.

    Are there any adjustments I can make for hdmi output? If not, can anyone recommend anything to boost the hdmi signal?
     
  2. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    A guess: set the Power profile to "Balanced", then plug the device to the power outlet. Perhaps you need to re-install the GPU drivers.
     
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    Thanks, but changing the 'Power Profile' doesn't seem to make much difference. I had the power plugged in all the time.

    I have discovered that setting the background to a picture actually makes the display stable, but the moment I have too much solid color in the display, say by maximizing an application, the TV starts trying to synchronize again.

    Running Videos has a similar unstable effect. I'll try reinstalling the driver next.
     
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    Hmmm, I never had trouble with HDMI, yet.

    Have you tried a different cable? Preferably a very short one.
     
  5. GPBenton

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    I have tried another of about the same length (4ft), and it didn't make a difference. Could a shorter length make a difference?
     
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    It may. Those ElCheapo HDMI cables often times do not make good contact. I have trashed a couple myself.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Be careful with the HDMI cable you buy. You might just need a shorter one...or maybe a different one. You certainly don't need a $40-plus cable. Don't capitulate to "Monster" cables. I have a cheap 24-ft cable that cost me some $15-$20 from Monoprice. Works fine on my TM2. Your original cable might be defective. Or perhaps your tablet... :(

    Please, once you find the solution, come back and let us know.
     
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