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March 22, 2010 2:31:36 AM

Hello,
Last year I ran an HDMI cable from my Toshiba laptop (Windows 7) to my TV. The quality was good. I just tried to do it again and the sound is garbled, the picture is distorted with ghostly images. On the laptop, the picture is perfect, on the TV horrible. I bought a new HDMI cable with the same results. Any ideas? Thanks.

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March 22, 2010 1:59:26 PM

Maybe there's a dead spider in the HDMI socket on the TV. Can you use a different socket? Can you try a different TV with the laptop?
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March 22, 2010 7:40:51 PM

Andy2008, thanks,
You were the only one to respond, and offered various remedies I had not checked.
OK, no spider. Check.
Different socket? I thought there was only one - on the side where I plugged in. Then I found two more on the back. I should have known since the input I use is called HDMI3. I plugged into HDMI1 on the back and the picture was perfect. Wow! Thanks again for taking the time to help a total stranger - a true kindness.

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March 22, 2010 7:41:54 PM

Best answer selected by mingtm6.
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March 23, 2010 7:57:11 AM

mingtm6 said:
Andy2008, thanks


You're welcome :) 
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