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Old 09-26-2013, 02:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,


Don't know too much about this stuff.  A while back while hooking up my HD DVR (Fios) to by Visio LCD, it created a big spark, blew the fuse to my basement and apparently fried all of the HDMI ports on my TV.  The cable box still works fine.  The TV will work as a computer monitor still when hooked up with a traditional monitor cable from my laptop, but I want to know if I can hook up my PS3 or even the DVR using another method than HDMI. 




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Old 09-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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If you want HD, it's wither HDMI or component. Most cable boxes should have a component output.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:20 PM
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First of all, for your own SAFETY, you should be concerned as to WHY there was a SPARK...and WHY should there be a current overload strong enough (on a low-voltage, low current interface) to actually BLOW THE FUSE.....because if it happened once, what's to prevent it from doing it again.....

I would recommend using an Voltage Outlet Tester Plug, available at you local Home Supply Store, to verify that all 120 VAC electrical outlets are correctly wired....perhaps there is a missing RETURN (White wire) or Safety Ground (Green wire):

Before reconnecting components, i would use a Volt-Ohm-Meter to see if there was any significant (more than 1 volt) difference between their metal chassis's (both AC and DC). If you measure significant voltage, something is not right.....
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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I agree, you shouldn't be blowing a 20A fuse just by plugging in an HDMI cable...there is something seriously wrong somewhere and my guess is the TV itself is defective.
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