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Hey guys, I recently got a Vizio 1080p 32" LCD (Vizio SV320XVT) and the first of three HDMI slots occasionally shows noise-less static instead of my PS3 (the static wasn‘t on top of the PS3 image, it was just static, with no sign of the PS3)

Like this:


(Except it actually switches back and fourth from static to black, with about 5 second intervals)


Turning the PS3 off and back on doesn’t solve it. I haven't had the problem ever happen on the 2nd HDMI slot. Recently I switched it back to the same 1st slot I originally had issues with, to see if it was still a problem, and it was working fine. However after a couple weeks the problem came back on its own.


The only fix I was able to come up with was switching the PS3 to a different HDMI slot. So my question: Is the HDMI slot faulty? or could it be some other issue? The first time it occurred was after playing with the CEC options (while it was in “static-mode” the PS3 would shut off with the TV), however I turned off CEC on the PS3 as well as on the TV and it still showed only static. The TV is still under the 90 day money back guarantee from Costco, so I was planning to go in to exchange it, but I just wanted to be sure it was indeed defective first. Thanks in advance for any insight.


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first off, have you tried a different hdmi cable? are you sure the ps3's display settings are correct? The simplest solution is often the correct one...


if that doesnt work, then it sounds like the board is defective in the tv. i would take it back and exchange it.
 

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I would conclude that the HDMI port is at fault if this is only happening on one HDMI port.
 

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^^^Logical conclusion, if it works fine on one HDMI input but not another using the same cable it must be a fault in the HDMI port on the tv--exchange it.
 

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Thanks guys. Yea, it's the exact same HDMI cable.


One more question-


Was it the CEC control that fried the port? Is that even possible?


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Originally Posted by Godswrath /forum/post/18169707


Thanks guys. Yea, it's the exact same HDMI cable.


One more question-


Was it the CEC control that fried the port? Is that even possible?


-Oscar

Problem is with the TV or a compatibility problem between the PS3 and the TV


CEC will have no impact on HDMI working or not, its not required for HDMI to work and the PS3 does not even support it anyways.
 

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Problem is with the TV or a compatibility problem between the PS3 and the TV


CEC will have no impact on HDMI working or not, its not required for HDMI to work and the PS3 does not even support it anyways.

The PS3 Slims do have CEC... And I've read that not only Bravia sync works, a few other brands works too, Panasonic comes to mind, can't remember the others.


That's why I figured I'd try it out with the Vizio. The CEC only worked while the static was present though (the PS3 turned off along with the TV). But even after I turned off the CEC on both devices the static remained on the HDMI input I used. It does go away on its own but also comes back on its own. And I can't find any fix for it, other than time, or what causes it to suspiciously come back.


That's why I thought I'd ask if it was the CEC that ruined it, maybe it was just coincidence the static came at the same time I turned on the CEC.


Maybe I can try CEC on the other HDMI input before returning it.


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After disabling CEC on both the Vizio and the ps3, try unplugging the power from the Vizio for about a minute, see if that clears up the issue.
 

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Originally Posted by Godswrath /forum/post/18170009


The PS3 Slims do have CEC... And I've read that not only Bravia sync works, a few other brands works too, Panasonic comes to mind, can't remember the others.


That's why I figured I'd try it out with the Vizio. The CEC only worked while the static was present though (the PS3 turned off along with the TV). But even after I turned off the CEC on both devices the static remained on the HDMI input I used. It does go away on its own but also comes back on its own. And I can't find any fix for it, other than time, or what causes it to suspiciously come back.


That's why I thought I'd ask if it was the CEC that ruined it, maybe it was just coincidence the static came at the same time I turned on the CEC.


Maybe I can try CEC on the other HDMI input before returning it.


-Gods

oh sorry i forgot the new slim PS3's had CEC i used to own a "large" PS3


CEC is more or less universal, i've used my Sony BD player's bravia sync with a Sony, Toshiba, Panny LCD and plasma as well as a buddy's Samsung LCD. all the functions always work with them all even the arrow keys and enter which is nice



Although Vizio is not a terrible brand these days they are not always without problems so if you get another one and it does the same thing i'd suggest looking at other brands or a higher model Vizio
 

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After disabling CEC on both the Vizio and the ps3, try unplugging the power from the Vizio for about a minute, see if that clears up the issue.

Dang, that's one thing I didn't think of trying-- And I just exchanged it!

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oh sorry i forgot the new slim PS3's had CEC i used to own a "large" PS3


CEC is more or less universal, i've used my Sony BD player's bravia sync with a Sony, Toshiba, Panny LCD and plasma as well as a buddy's Samsung LCD. all the functions always work with them all even the arrow keys and enter which is nice



Although Vizio is not a terrible brand these days they are not always without problems so if you get another one and it does the same thing i'd suggest looking at other brands or a higher model Vizio

Interesting, well I would love if I could get the CEC working with my Vizio, however after the last attempt simultaneously occurring with the static issue I'm a little paranoid to try again lol. I wish I would of remembered to attempt it again on the other HDMI inputs before exchanging it! >.
 

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Well, I exchanged the TV on Friday and today (Sunday) the freaking same thing happened again... I switched to HDMI 1 (from satellite) and instead of the PS3 it showed static, switching the HDMI cable to HDMI 2 showed the PS3 just fine... Is it possible this TV is defective too?? Seems pretty unlikely I'd get two sets with the exact same problem... Any ideas? I'm thinking I'll also call Vizio support and/or the Costco technical support and see if they have any ideas.


So to recap:
  • I am using the same HDMI cable
  • The issue is not with the PS3 or it's settings (It works fine when I switch it to HDMI 2)
  • The HDMI 1 doesn't show static all the time, sometimes it works fine then other times it only shows static.
  • I can't seem to pinpoint anything that triggers the static, on this set I never even touched the CEC options.


Any ideas? Can it be it's defective also?


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What you are seing certainly looks like an analog TV connection with no cable connected just like selecting the AV1 port would look like with no cable connected.

What picture Mode are you using for the HDMI1 port?

Are you able to change any of its settings when you are receiving the video "static"?

Are you using HDMI audio or R&W stereo audio with the HDMI1 port?
 

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Originally Posted by Godswrath /forum/post/18180941


Well, I exchanged the TV on Friday and today (Sunday) the freaking same thing happened again... I switched to HDMI 1 (from satellite) and instead of the PS3 it showed static, switching the HDMI cable to HDMI 2 showed the PS3 just fine... Is it possible this TV is defective too?? Seems pretty unlikely I'd get two sets with the exact same problem... Any ideas? I'm thinking I'll also call Vizio support and/or the Costco technical support and see if they have any ideas.


So to recap:
  • I am using the same HDMI cable
  • The issue is not with the PS3 or it's settings (It works fine when I switch it to HDMI 2)
  • The HDMI 1 doesn't show static all the time, sometimes it works fine then other times it only shows static.
  • I can't seem to pinpoint anything that triggers the static, on this set I never even touched the CEC options.


Any ideas? Can it be it's defective also?


-Gods

Sounds to me that it's a problem between that Vizio model and the ps3. If you like the LCD and the ps3 works fine on the other HDMI inputs, then use it on the other HDMI inputs. Otherwise, consider returning it for a different LCD.
 

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What you are seing certainly looks like an analog TV connection with no cable connected just like selecting the AV1 port would look like with no cable connected.

What picture Mode are you using for the HDMI1 port?

Are you able to change any of its settings when you are receiving the video "static"?

Are you using HDMI audio or R&W stereo audio with the HDMI1 port?

Thanks for the response! Here's the answers:

What picture Mode are you using for the HDMI1 port?

It's on Custom Mode (the same picture mode as HDMI2, which has never given me a problem, yet)

Are you able to change any of its settings when you are receiving the video "static"?

Yes, I am- For the television- not the PS3.

Are you using HDMI audio or R&W stereo audio with the HDMI1 port?

HDMI audio- it's the only cord coming out from the PS3 (other than the power cord)


BTW- The static looks different than static of an analog TV, the static looks "high def" if that makes any sense... It's also a lot whiter. Oh, and it doesn't produce any sound. Probably not worth mentioning, but I don't really know what is.


I'll check back soon!


Thanks again guys.


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Sounds to me that it's a problem between that Vizio model and the ps3. If you like the LCD and the ps3 works fine on the other HDMI inputs, then use it on the other HDMI inputs. Otherwise, consider returning it for a different LCD.

Interesting... So you think this wouldn't happen with another HDMI source? (A blu-ray player or satellite receiver, etc) I wish I could test that out, but unfortunately I'm brand new to High Def and so far my PS3 is my only upgrade, other than the LCD. I'm going to switch to HD cable as soon as my contract ends, for now I'm mainly watching the free digital public television.


I just don't see why one HDMI would only work half the time, while the other always works (I still need to try the 3rd HDMI) is there a logical explanation for this? I looked at the specs and all the HDMI inputs are identical.

There's one thing I just thought of... 2 out of the 3 times I've seen the static was after leaving the PS3 on all night (but the TV was off), however the first time was while playing around with the CEC options (on the first set, never touched CEC on the second) Could that have something to do with it? After switching the HDMI cable to another HDMI input it immediately worked though, so it's not the PS3 or the cable, can the HDMI input "overheat" or something similar? Maybe I'll leave the PS3 on tonight on the good HDMI input and see what happens in the morning.


Oh yeah, one more thing I noticed- On this set, the static flickered from static to black to a quick flash of the PS3 (I was only able to see the pause symbol on the lower left hand side) Just a discrepancy I noticed, figured I'd mention it.


Thanks again for the input guys.


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bad HDMI cables and/or bad HDMI ports on a TV will cause static like he's seeing


it will look like this



http://www.audioholics.com/education...ion-conclusion


they tested a bunch of cables and only after chaining 2 very long cables together they got the picture you see above.


If you haven't already tried a new cable I would definitely do that because your cable may be defective and causing the problem to happen but i doubt it because I've bought about a half dozen cheap cables from fry's over the past few years and have yet to get one that did not work but its always possible


if that fails its the TV return it and get another one or a different better brand like Sony, samsung, sharp, LG, Toshiba or Panasonic
 

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Originally Posted by frito /forum/post/18187876


bad HDMI cables and/or bad HDMI ports on a TV will cause static like he's seeing.


They tested a bunch of cables and only after chaining 2 very long cables together they got the picture you see above.


If you haven't already tried a new cable I would definitely do that because your cable may be defective and causing the problem to happen but i doubt it because I've bought about a half dozen cheap cables from fry's over the past few years and have yet to get one that did not work but its always possible


if that fails its the TV return it and get another one or a different better brand like Sony, samsung, sharp, LG, Toshiba or Panasonic

Hmmmm... Wouldn't a bad HDMI cable be ruled out since the static only appears on one of the HDMI inputs and not another?


Clarification: If there's static showing on the HDMI input 1, I'll switch it to HDMI input 2 and change the channel and it'll be in perfect condition, then when I swap it back to HDMI input 1 and switch the channel back,, and it'll show the static again.


If I/we conclude it's the TV that's defective again, I think I'll just exchange it again, it's not hard to disassemble... I just find it very odd that this exact problem is occurring again, on the exchanged TV. Maybe Costco's entire shipment, still on the floor, is faulty?


Thanks for the response, again, Frito.


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So you think this wouldn't happen with another HDMI source? (A blu-ray player or satellite receiver, etc)

You would have to try other sources to know.
 

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Are you saying that the problem appears to be unique to a particular channel when using HDMI1?

Sorry, maybe I was unclear- When the static appears it's only on the channel HDMI1, the AV channel (the sattelite) and TV channel (antenna) work fine.


If I switch the HDMI cable to the HDMI 2 input, and switch the channel to HDMI2, then the static is no longer there.


-Gods
 
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