If you just bought a new bluray player, connected to the tv and experiencing the following symptoms:
1) Solid black screen but still active video signal
2) Constant flickering screen
3) Stutter in actual bluray playback (and eventually turning into flickering or black screen).
The issue might be your video output mode, in the bluray player setting try switching from YCBCR 4.4.4 to YCBCR 4.2.2 That resolved my problem!
I have a vizio 55" led tv (vf551xvt), every other device connected to it works perfectly (ps3, directv, appletv etc..), but no matter what bluray player i choose, all of them shows the above symptoms, i was at my wits end..
Anyway hopefully this will help someone else who run into the same problem. Also i would love to hear the explanation why YCBCR 4.4.4 doesnt work but 4.2.2 works perfectly. I have the latest hdmi cable (spent $40 to get one of those ripoff higend cables just in case that was the issue) and a pretty standard 2 yearold 1080p tv.