5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2008 6:58 AM by Winston Churchill
Tom Aellis Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
thank you for looking.

Had now problems with my old 720p TV and compondent cables from ATV but now, using HDMI to my new TV the picture during the initial changing of TV video inputs does not show ATV Menu and I jiggle HDMI, ok then, but then during movie play it stops a lot, jiggle and it's ok.

I did in fact SWAP cables and same thing. Any idea what I could be having here?
Thank you much.

Mac OS X (10.4.9), AE 802.11n -Few ATV's
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,435 points)
    jiggle the atv end or tv end?
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    Thank you.

    TV end each time.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,600 points)
    You may have a dodgy port on your tv, however 1080p technically requires category 2 HDMI cables, are you using these cables.

    I say technically because although the bandwidth specifications for category 1 cables aren't high enough for 1080p, most of them (especially the shorter ones) are usually good enough.
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    Winston, you always seem to come thru when I post a need for help. I really like these forums as I am a techy and when I post, I'm in trouble.

    I agree, maybe a doggie port. I did not know about the Cat 1 v. Cat 2 but I'm using the same cable purchased as the cable that runs from my Cable box to HDMI port 1 so I'm thinking that it's not the cable.

    Is there any "hertz" setting etc., on either the TV or the ATV that could be doing this?????

    I can tell you that it can't be the media itself because it begins with the AppleTV menu. Another note is that I'm using the SONY Bravia TV. It has 2 HDMI ports but the one I'm using can also be used (Port 2) for DVI to HDMI adapter. Wonder if that has anything to do with it but I doubt it.

    Again, everyone, thank you so much. You must get the idea of what it's like to have a brand new TV and having issues with it.

    On the other hand, the cable box put's out stunning 1080i on the HD channels and I can't wait to get the PS3 for Blu-Ray. (I went with the xbox HD-DVD extra box a while ago and of course made the wrong choice)

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,600 points)
    There could be a couple of issues you might come across with HDMI and the cables it uses and it's a little difficult when one can't actually see the problem as you see it, but the very fact that jiggling a connection is simply not right, leads me to suspect the problem lies in the seating itself.

    Are you able to pull the HDMI cable from the cable box (leaving the other end in port 1) and test it with the  tv.