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full HD video camera to HD ready tv connection issues??

by claytons0304 / April 26, 2010 9:40 AM PDT

hi all,

I recently purchased a full HD video camera.(Sony HDRXR100E AVCHD HDD Handycam, 80GB)

I tried to connect it to my HD ready tv (Panasonic TH-42PX80B) as per the instructions using hdmi mini cable. Result is a frozen green, pixelated screen.

Hoping someone out there can tell me what I am doing wrong. I changed the output settings on the camera and tried all 3 hdmi inputs on the tv, same result. Advice would be appreciaited. Thanks a lot.

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One thought...
by Dan Filice / April 27, 2010 9:23 AM PDT

With the camera off, hook your camera to the TV's HDMI input and select the correct input from your TV menu. Then turn On your camera. Sometimes the two devices need to "handshake" which is basically them communicating. If you connect your camera when it's already on, it may not be sending the signal to the TV for it to communicate.

Other than that, just make sure you have the camcorder set to Playback mode.

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Problem more $$$$
by claytons0304 / April 28, 2010 6:24 AM PDT
In reply to: One thought...

Thanks for the tip Dan. Turns out the problem was the cheap generic hdmi cable. Went back to shop and tried another the same and got the same result. Then purchased a panasonic one for twice the price and hey presto it worked fine. What a rip, having to buy a branded cable to match the tv. Not impressed, but also not surprised. So much for all cables being created equal.....

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