Originally Posted by djphil20
I tried the HDMI fix last night and it didn't work for me.
Checked to see if the settings stuck after unplugging and they did.
I'm using an Oppo 970HD hooked via HDMI.
Watched 1 DVD and almost immediately had the shift issue, which happened several times during the movie.
Haven't had any other issues yet (TV turning off, green screen, pink screen, etc)
Maybe it fixed those issues, I'll report back when I've watched some more DVDs
*Thank you jwebb for posting this, even if it doesn't work for me, it might work for others.
Do you mean a horizontal shift in the picture? Like a momentary horizontal shift that corrects itself after a second or 2?
Don't think the HDMI fix addresses this---or can. Prior to applying the fix to my set, the only HDMI "freakout" I'd experienced was the horizontal shift. However, if your picture via HDMI was changing color/tint, causing the set to turn off, etc., this fix does address these problems.
I use a Sony DVP-NS75H upconverting DVD player via HDMI. After about a month of very regular use, I had noticed this shift occuring very infrequently (maybe 4-3 times max in the last 30+ days). And it's only ever happened once during a movie, that I've seen, and then only one time out of maybe 5-6 DVDs watched.
When researching this on the DVD player threads, I found that other Sony users have had this happen as well. And this was happening with various makes/models/types of HDTVs. Apparently, Sony's predecessor to the 75H had this problem, but even more so. I've also read/heard about other HDMI gear occasionally experiencing momentary horizontal shifts.
While I couldn't say with 100% certainty, it seems that the shift issue may just be yet another problem stemming from the lack of HDMI standardization or some other HDMI-related bug. Likely a reason as to why SimplayHD doesn't have a single HDMI DVD player on their list of "certified compatable" equipment--whereas Hitachi is one of the manufacturers SimplayHD lists as producing "SimplayHD-Certified" TVs. So the shift is not a fault of Hitachi or their TVs. This is the first time I've heard this happening w/ an Oppo. If it's happening a lot with you, I'd consider contacting Oppo about it. That company is all about customer service and may even have some sort of firmware/software fix available that addresses the shift issue.
Something Sony will likely NEVER have!