questionshow do i know if the hdmi cable works and it's…

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So you changed the TV input to HDMI 1, 2 or whatever, correct?

Is there a Cable Box involved or a Home Theater Receiver?

Did your Blu-Ray player come with component cables? If so, did you try them?

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First, try another cable. If that doesn't work, I have a theory.

Were you using Component cables before? Then you probable have to change the settings of the BluRay player to default to HDMI signal. It will be in the display settings of the player. You said you can get it to work via another signal, so that's where you'll have to enable the HDMI.

If that still doesn't work, then it's entirely possible that the HDMI port on either your player or TV is busted -- if you have another port on your TV, try another. If it still doesn't work, then it's probably the player.

Good luck!

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@missellienc: So you changed the TV input to HDMI 1, 2 or whatever, correct? YES

Is there a Cable Box involved or a Home Theater Receiver?
There is a Cable box, but the BluRay is being attached by HDMI straight to the TV

Did your Blu-Ray player come with component cables? If so, did you try them? YES
I have tried them and they do work. I just am trying to get the HDMI to work now.

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@capguncowboy: I will try to find these settings and see if that is the problem

EDIT: Under the display it only gives me these options:
TV aspect Ratio
Resolution
HDMI color Setting
Wallpaper

i looked under the other options (language audio and lock) and nothing has a default to start up.

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@capguncowboy: Good answer, I was just getting ready to say "also check your blu-ray settings".

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To rule out the cable is bad, does your cable box have HDMI? If so, run it from the box to the TV. You may have to modify some settings on your cable box to do this.

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@missellienc: and @capguncowboy: Ill have to try and get another cable and see if that works. Thanks for the help.

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@missellienc: yes the cable box does have HDMI. I'll try using it for that and see what happens.

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@zeke7: Great, if that works you can rule out a bad cable and a bad HDMI port on your TV.

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@missellienc: HDMI cable works between the cable box and the TV. I guess the Cable does work... just not between the bluray and the tv.

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@zeke7: Well, we've narrowed it down, Let's look a little deeper, what's the make and model of your blu-ray player?

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I should have asked about your TV too, is it 1080P? If not, make sure your blu-ray is set for something lower, such as 1080i. Also, try turning on the TV first, then the blu-ray player. If that doesn't work, reverse the turn-on sequence. I'm trying to rule out a handshake issue. Just to clarify, you have no sound and no picture, correct?

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@missellienc: The BluRay is a LG 610
Im not sure about the TV if its 1080p or i. I believe that I saw something on the TV that said 1080i.

Correct, no picture and no sound.

I turned on the TV first for 30 seconds and then the BlurRay player and the screen did show the LG start up screen with the logo for about 2 seconds and then switched back to black. :/

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@zeke7: OK, 1st thing to try is go to > Display > Resolutions and change it to 1080i. Turn the player off and then back on. See if it reverts back to a black screen. If so, change it to 720p and turn it off and on. Let me know what happens.

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@missellienc: Every time I turn the player back on the Resolution in the settings goes back to "Auto"
When I put it on 720p and then switched over to the HDMI input and the screen is still black.:(

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@zeke7: Turn the TV on and change the input to HDMI before you turn on the blu-ray player to see if it makes a difference. I also see where your model had a firmware update released on 10/6/11. Here's a link to the page if you decide to apply it: Link.

Unfortunately, the only other thing I see in the manual is this:

Not all HDCP-compatible HDMI or DVI devices will work with this player.
-- The picture will not be displayed properly with non-HDCP device.
-- This player does not playback and TV screen is changed to black screen.

and this:
When the HDMI connection with HDCP is not verified, TV screen is changed to black screen. In this case, check the HDMI connection, or disconnect the HDMI cable.

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@zeke7: I just thought of something, make sure you unplugged the component or composite cables you were using before.

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@missellienc: I made sure the other cables were unplugged this time. I think maybe this tv may not be compatible with this HDMI cable.
Im going to try the update though

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@zeke7: Now that you have unplugged your other cables from the blu-ray player and the tv, make sure you go back through the other items we listed in this thread before you update the firmware. It was probably getting confused with both sets of cables plugged in. Good luck and keep us updated!

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@missellienc: I tried everything again and the logo will come on at start up of the player but no picture or sound after it boots.
I updated the software after trying that and still the same thing: black screen. :-/

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@zeke7: I was hoping to come back home to a successful blu-ray connection message from you. My only other suggestion is a possible firmware update to your TV. It appears to be the root of the problem since the manual stated the TV would have a black screen when HDCP is not verified.

Sorry I couldn't help you resolve the problem. I didn't have this much trouble installing my home theater receiver with 6 input devices!