so i had my local cable company come out and install the new HD-DVR because it had HDMI out. But once it was hooked up I couldn't get a picture with the HDMI cable connected, but when I switched to component video out I immediately got a picture. I've gone through the menus on both TV and DVR box, and there is no way to chose the output source (which I didn't think there would be, it's an output, shouldn't have to choose). So I left it alone for a while and came back a little later. Now I'm getting a flashing picture, it would go from snow to picture(with a green hue or tint) So, either my HDMI input on my TV is screwed up, or the DVR output is not working properly, or the 85 dollar HDMI cable i bought the other night is bad. Any ideas? Something else I could try. I get me new DVD player tomorrow, so I can re-test my HDMI input on my TV. But it's DVI to HDMI, so there is no way to test the cable. Maybe I'll just take it back to BB and buy one from Blue Jeans cable. There about half the damn price i paid.