A few days ago I turned on my new Dish Hopper DVR that I got about a month ago and noticed a pink purple screen on hdmi #4. I then tried a different HDMI input and the problem went away.
But later that day none of my HDMI inputs worked. My other devices that use HDMI inputs are a Samsung 3600 Blu Ray player, an Apple TV 2nd generation, and the Dish Hopper DVR itself. These devices have worked fine for 2 years.
I also have a computer hooked up to the PC input using separate RCA audio cables and that works fine.
I also tried different hdmi cables, with no luck.
I switched to the component input on my DVR and Samsung blu ray player and they work fine. My apple TV only has a hdmi output. I have not seen the pink purple screen again. It was only 1 time with the #4 hdmi input.
I purchased the TV in March of 2010, so I am out of warranty.
The repair estimate is about $250. Since I don't use the Apple TV very much and everything works fine with the component input, I am not going to get the hdmi fixed. I use the hulu plus, Amazon VOD, netflix and hbogo apps to get a lot of additional content so I am fine content wise. I can always get a hdmi to component adapter if I want to use my apple tv.
Any one have something similar?
Any other suggestions?
I had the same problem with the HDMI's twice. Both times, is was the mother board. I watched them do it and it wasn't hard at all and took no time to install.