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Samsung TV Blu-ray Error

by courtc2911 / December 20, 2012 3:56 AM PST

TV = Samsung LNT4053
Blu-ray = Sony BDP-S590

Setup works when using red, white & yellow component cables (player connected directly to TV)
Setup works when player is directly connected to TV through HDMI cable (to HDMI 3 port)

Setup DOES NOT work when connecting player (on HDMI 2 DVD port) through CAT5 connection utilizing Monoprice HDMI extender:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011012&p_id=8121&seq=1&format=2

When the Blue-ray player is powered on, the TV and player are visibly communicating as you will quickly see a "Blu-ray" trademark displayed on the TV screen, then a black screen with the below error messages. When the Blu-ray player is powered off the TV displays white static.

Error received on TV is:
"Searching for Signals", then displays
"Check signal cable", then displays
"Not supported mode"

These three error codes just keep cycling over and over...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not recommend I use the direct connect solution as my wife will not allow it. It puts the player on the floor below the TV which she has said is "unacceptable" even though it's fine by me, LOL...

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Just wondering.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 4:08 AM PST

I see you had it working on HDMI port 2 then changed to 3. There are deep issues with HDMI's HDCP handshake and Sony has a history. We have some long discussions about that so I'll not duplicate that here.

Cut your losses now and try the same port that worked, ask monoprice what's up and my bet it you won't keep these same items. Something must change if all the HDMI ports fail.

Let me be clear about this. HDMI/HDCP is not consumer friendly.
bob

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Samsung TV Blu-ray Error
by courtc2911 / December 20, 2012 5:29 AM PST

My setup must use the CAT5 connectivity back to my components cabinet. The direct connection solutions will not work, as that leaves my Blu-ray player on the floor under the TV.

I need to understand why the components are semi-communicating, but then the handshake disappears after a second.

Do I need a different HDMI extender? I am currently using a passive one, does it need to be an "active"?

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PS. I missed the distance needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 4:09 AM PST

My longest HDMI connection is just over 31 feet.

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Samsung TV Blu-ray Error
by courtc2911 / December 20, 2012 5:30 AM PST

My setup must use the CAT5 connectivity back to my components cabinet. The direct connection solutions will not work, as that leaves my Blu-ray player on the floor under the TV.

I need to understand why the components are semi-communicating, but then the handshake disappears after a second.

Do I need a different HDMI extender? I am currently usin

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Since a direct connection works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 5:48 AM PST

Any cat5 adapter issue would not be a Samsung issue. I'm unsure why you didn't ask the folk that made that. I find such to be a little twitchy. And folk that wire their own cat5 usually get the pairs wrong.

Does other things work across the cat5?

And how long is the run? I've seen 50 feet work on HDMI.
Bob

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The tools needed to understand a HDMI failure are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 5:53 AM PST

Very expensive. This is why nobody I know outside of a company like Intel and such would never invest in the equipment to find out why. Maybe your question is not why at all but how do I fix this. That I answered but some consumers don't get it. That is, they won't swap parts, things, cables and eventually have it installed by the usual home theater folk.

Here I hope we can do better.
Bob

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