If your home entertainment system is set up correctly using exactly the right HDMI cables (i.e. compatible cables which offer full support for the latest technology), you shouldn’t experience any problems with connection or compatibility. However, it is the nature of technology that some issues may occur from time.
The following are a few of the most common HDMI connection problems, and how to solve them (continued from pt.1):
• Problem: When connecting a TV to a cable box, there is no picture.
• Possible solution(s): The most common cause of this problem is outdated firmware. To fix the issue, you should contact your cable provider.
• Problem: When trying to play 3D content, all you see is a blank screen.
• Possible solution(s): This may seem obvious, but if your TV is not 3D-enabled, it won’t be able to show 3D content. You also need to make sure that you are using HDMI cables capable of supporting 3D technology, such as HDMI 1.4 cables.
• Problem: You get a blank screen when trying to play 2D video content on a 3D-enabled TV.
• Possible solution(s): You can fix this problem easily; just change the TV settings from 3D to 2D, or try ‘auto’ which will tell your TV to analyse the incoming signal and display it appropriately.