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I have a Sony KDL-40V5100. I have had the shaw digital HD for 6 months now. About a month or so ago I started loosing sound on some of the channels on occasion. Then lost the the signal to the box also and three weeks ago lost the signal for a few days. Shaw came out gave me a new box, but could not test it as the cable was down. Had to get it tested through the phone. They send out a signal to the TV. They had me try it in all of my HDMI ports (4) and could not pick up a signal from any of them. Now, I have no cable, cannot get the laptop to work off of the TV through the HDMI and my DVD player does not work through the HDMI either. All of the HDMI ports have no signal for anything. Tried 4 different HDMI cords also. Could the signal that shaw sent to my TV have screwed up the HDMI ports? I have reset my TV a few times. Still nothing. Has anyone had this problem before? Could it be the signal Shaw sent to the TV? Or is it probably just my TV? The TV is only 16 months old. And really does not get much use. Thanks.
 

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Sounds like you've tested many things, but here's a list of things to check: If you've tried different devices, different cables and different inputs, it sounds like a TV problem. Try unplugging the TV overnight - you say you've already tried resets - how was that accomplished? Do you see the menus on the TV screen and do other inputs like component or composite video work?

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=19694

As for your STB, here's the FAQ on checking signal strength (S/N ratio). Perhaps you can check it with component video?

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=21274

Could the signal that shaw sent to my TV have screwed up the HDMI ports?
The signal was sent to the STB, not to the TV, so it's highly unlikely that's the cause of your issues. What's the make/model of the STB (set top box, cable box)?


And finally, a useful post for those new to the forum:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 
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