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BD-P1600 HDMI video issues

I recently purchased a BD-P1600 and tried to set it up on my Olevia 242T FHD LCD HDTV. When connecting to the TV via the A/V cables included with the Blu-ray player, everything works fine. When trying to use the HDMI connection, the video has come color distortion/noise but the audio is fine.

The output has psychodelic colors on all menus/movies. I've read several posts that say it would be the TV not supporting HDCP, but this is from the TV manual/website: "Digital Input - 2 HDMI w/HDCP". I get the same results on both HDMI ports.

The HDMI connection works perfectly when I hook up my laptop, just not the BD-P1600. I'm hoping there is an easy fix so I don't have to deal with the hassle of exchanging it for another unit.

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BD-P1600 HDMI video issues

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m4j1n,

Have you changed the menu in the BD-P1600 to output to HDMI after watching it with the composite cables?

--HDTech

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HDMI output

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Yes, I've switched to HDMI output and I also changed the resolution to 720p and 480p with no change in color.

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HDMI output

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m4j1n,

What is the resolution of the television panel? Last ditch effort I can think of before suggesting aforementioned exchange.

--HDTech

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Colour mode?

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Perhaps its the colour mode, the wide or xvYCC setting causing issues?

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BD-P1600 HDMI video issues

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FWIW I have the exact same symptoms with a BD-P1600 + Olevia 265T. I've already exchanged the player and received the same results. I too have a used a laptop and confirmed HDCP on the TV using Nvidia's COPP test tool as well as playing encrypted content across the link. Samsung suggested I send the player to them as if the 2 players were somehow unique. I suspect a HDCP handshake issue but do not have the tools investigate this.

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New unit, same result

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I exchanged the BD-P1600 for another BD-P1600 and I get the same results. Sad I've changed all settings for resolution and color on both the TV and the Blu-ray. I've purchased a $90 HDMI cable with no luck.

I'm running out of ideas and think it may be time to try a Sony.

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New unit, same result

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m4j1n,

I'm not quite sure why you'd be getting colored/psychedelic colors on the TV - the only thing I can think is that the video out would be set to composite rather than HDMI. If you've changed/checked the video settings (you seem pretty savvy with this, so I hope this doesn't come across as too simplistic) and this happens, I don't know what to suggest next.

In some rare cases, like anything else, sometimes there are just incompatibilities that I might not be able to explain, or issues between two electronic components that just don't work together. At the end of the day I want you to be happy, so definitely, do what is best for you.

--HDTech

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mew firmware, no joy

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Saw the updated firmware v1.03 and decided to give it go. No joy, player still in tripping on LSD. I'm just about at the decision to call this done. I bought this unit due to Samsung's better image quality with Netlix and prefer to keep it vs going with an LG but I really need HDMI vs componant. Everything points to an hdcp handshake issue which should be fixable via firmware.

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Same problem but with Vizio 47

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Im having the same problem with a new samsung bdp1600. I have a 47 Vizio that does have HDCP. I don't even get colors i dont get any signal at all. The rca works and if i set the hdmi res to 720 i get distorted colors.

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