Originally Posted by staves
Just brought home a Hitachi 42HDS69 and am having multiple problems. It's new year's eve and all I want to do is watch a movie and play a few games (sad I know).
So I get a (very nice) picture and sound for OTA TV (standard and HD) and picture and sound on my Oppo with a DVI-to-MDMI cable.
The problems occur with the following components:
Xbox 360 component cables - no picture, just sound
PS3 HDMI connection - no picture or sound
Toshiba HD-XA1 HDMI connection - no picture or sound
I have the latest firmware.
Please, please tell me this is something obvious I have overlooked.
Many thanks, Scott
A quick update (in case anyone is following along with this at home). Further to my problems with Xbox 360, PS3 and HD-XA1 getting along with my new 42HDS69 -
After a chat with a Hitachi customer service rep (you gotta give them credit - this guy - an American, too - was working at 10:00 PM new year's eve!), I tackled the problem with a fresh mind.
After several more hours, I solved the problem. I originally had all three components hooked up to a 1080p LCD display, which the Hitachi is replacing. Thus, all the components were set to higher rez's than the Hitachi could support (at least in the case of the PS3 @ 1080p) The HD-XA1 I had to set video output at 760p to get a picture and sound on the Hitachi (not sure why 1080i wouldn't work) and the Xbox 360 would only produce a picture when I set the switch on its component cable to regular TV (not HD), then set the video output to 760p, then switch it back to HD.
The funny thing is that if I didn't still have the 1080p monitor at home, I wouldn't have been able to get ANY picture on the PS3 to change the video settings.
Don't you love personal electronics?