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diagonal lines via HDMI

I just bought and installed a sony(DVP-NC85H)upconverting dvd player. I opted to go with a 25 dollar 1 metre HDMI cable. I've noticed "wave like" lines streaming diagonally across my screen. I've checked both ends of the connection and the cable is as straight as it can be. I went through all the possible options of my dvd player and I can't seem to get rid of them. The component output works fine. Is that what I get for cheaping out on a cable? Anybody got any suggestions?

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Waht HDTV do you have?

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I got a $25 Phillips HDMI cable and do not have any problems. John

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electrical interference

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I've been looking online and it's some sort of electrical interference or possible a ground loop. The cable itself might not even be properly shielded. Is there anything else anybody can tell me?

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32" sony

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I've got a 32" sony bravia...KLV-S32A10

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