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artizin

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I know compared to most of you guys I have a pretty low end system but for me it's awesome.

for the last year I've been enjoying my Sony home theatre system that has 5.1 surround, and a myriad of features. And a year or so before that I inheirited a nice but heavy Sony KV WEGA 32HS420 that goes very well with my home theatre system.
Recently I decided to get an HDMI cable to hook the DVD player do the TV. I noticed a difference right away in picture quality over the yello RCA cable I was using before.

But my problem is this while watching the first movie with the new cable installed the picture started to jump a little and it's intermittent, but regular. I'd say it jumps about every 20 seconds. With a fast action movie where the camera moves alot you really don't notice it too much but in other movies it's pretty noticible.

And I didn't have this problem with my standard video cable from the DVD player to the TV.

And I bought a cheapo HDMI cable off of Amazon that was like $3.00 and then like 3 dollars for shipping.

Could a cheap cable be my problem?

Any input is greatly appreciated. :confused:
 

Al.Anderson

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Not sure about the HDMI cable, but usually they either work or they don't. A hiccup every 20 seconds is weird, unless it's trying to sync ever twenty seconds and that channel is flawed. $3 is pretty hceap though, so that sounds suspicious.

But here's an alternate fix - with a 32 inch screen and a non-HD DVD player you don't really need HDMI. Try using a component cable (red/green/blue). The yellow cable you were using was a very low end composite cable. For your purposes the component and HDMI will give equal performance. Also they're cheap and and simplistic (so they have no syncing issues).
 

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