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Samsung LNT5265F Weak or No Signal


Standard Member
I recently built an ASRock H67M-GE/HT with a Sandy Bridge processor running Win7 Home Premium. I connect its HDMI to the HMDI1 port of a Harmon Kardon AVR247. The HK is connected via Component Cables to the Samsung LCD TV.

When I connect the htpc directly to the HDMI input of the Samsung, it works fine. When I connect through the HK, I get "Weak or No Signal". The HK manual says that 1080i signals are passed through to the Component Video Outputs. I'm pretty sure that I need to get the htpc to output the right signal.

I go to the graphics properties in Windows and in Advanced Properties there are about 100 choices for output signals. They look like

1920 x 1080, True Color, 59Hz

The resolutions vary, the color is True, High, 256 and a few others, the Hz are 29, 30, 59 or 60 and occasionally it says "(Interlaced)" at the end.

I tried every 1080 interlaced and every 720 and no luck. Any pointers on what to try next? I'm OK if the answer is buy a new AVR, but if that's your answer, a suggestion will be appreciated.


Distinguished Member
I did not think any AVR can convert HDMI to component. I believe it is some copyright issue so can not be done with any AVR. I think what you are reading is that the amp can handle 1080i on component into and out of the reciever, not that it can down convert a 1080i signal from HDMI to component. Hence even a new reciever will not do this. You can buy video processors that can do this but not AV recievers.


Standard Member
My DVD player (cheap Sony - don't know model) connects to HDMI2 on the AVR247 and shows up on the Samsung as long as I have it set to output 720p. So I don't think it's an HDMI to Component issue.

When I originally got that DVD Player, I got the same "Weak or No Signal" message until I changed its output from 1080 to 720.

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