No Surprises AT E@L-GHQ

Posted in Uncategorized by expatatlarge on November 9, 2009

With the new HDTV threatening to blast us all away with its Highly Definitive stuff but not delivering, E@L gathered that as we only had an analogue DVD player the 4 gross of pirate BKK movies in the library weren’t going to be all that much better, quality-wise.

There were, mmm, somewhat better but not rip-roaringly astounding.

So E@L purchased an upscaling DVD player (didn’t go the Blue-Ray in case it goes that way of the 8-track tomorrow) with HDMI output and the ability to upscale to 1080dpi from the standard PAL of 720dpi. (If these numbers are wrong, blame the research assisant.)

So, being a master at audio-visual logistics, E@L plugs in the new Philips DVD player, which looks an awful lot like the old Philips DVD player except sleekly black and $140 more, and with the HDMI cable running from the extra slot at the back up to the TV he simply…

he simply…

he simply…

He simply CAN’T get any video signal from DVD player through the HDMI cable the the TV! He has to use the same freaking analogue cable as the old DVD player!





Aaargghhhh – pulling of clothes and running naked down the street, screaming all the way (clutching a Warranty Card), is a very frustrated


(p.s. – it could be the cheap TV)


4 Responses

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  1. savannah said, on November 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    will this display be on youtube, sugar? ;~D xoxoxoxo

  2. Spike said, on November 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Plug the DVD player in via analog, look at the set-up menu, set the output to HDMI or auto, then reconnect with the HDMI cable.

  3. expat@large said, on November 10, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Sav: Couldn't upload it…

    Spike: tried that. Indy tried to help, but he failed too. Will try again tonight. Cable failure?

  4. DanPloy said, on November 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Try an authentic DVD and see if that works. If it does I'll tell you why.

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