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Sun, Jul 19, 2020 9:00 AM

New television not connecting to cable box

I have a new TV and have connected to cable box via HDMI cable.  Have tried numerous times and it doesn't seem to be connection problem from TV, as other devices are connecting fine.  Box is Motorola DCX3200.  Is it possible that this is just old an incompatible with newer television technology?

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1 y ago

Sony Bravia XBR-85X80H.  Yes, I have tried a different HDMI cable.

jav6joev

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@TS101815 wrote:

I have a new TV and have connected to cable box via HDMI cable.  Have tried numerous times and it doesn't seem to be connection problem from TV, as other devices are connecting fine.  Box is Motorola DCX3200.  Is it possible that this is just old an incompatible with newer television technology?


What make/model TV do you have?  Have you tried a different HDMI cable?

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1 y ago

I'm not sure I'm paying for HD - that may be the issue.  I used to have both HDMI and coax connected.  But it didn't seem that the tv was recognizing the coax so I figured it wasn't necessary.

CCAndrew

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How did you hook up your last tv? Are you paying for HD? Are you sure you are on the proper tv input?
CCAndrew

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Some boxes the hdmi isn’t activated if you aren’t paying for hd. Or the hdmi never worked and you we’re watching on a coax connection. Do you have another tv or different box to hook up
jav6joev

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@TS101815 wrote:

I have.  I have also tried attaching the coax and HDMI as I had to prior television and it doesn't seem to be making any difference.  It is clearly making a connection because using the tv remote I can turn the cable box on and off.  It is just not connecting to the programming at all.


What make/model was your old TV that worked?

jav6joev

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@TS101815 wrote:

Sony Bravia XBR-85X80H.  Yes, I have tried a different HDMI cable.


And you've tried all the HDMI inputs?  And checked each of the HDMI input settings for anything to toggle?

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1 y ago

I have.  I have also tried attaching the coax and HDMI as I had to prior television and it doesn't seem to be making any difference.  It is clearly making a connection because using the tv remote I can turn the cable box on and off.  It is just not connecting to the programming at all.

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1 y ago

Thanks, I may just need to visit the xfinity store to determine what the deal is.  The only other tv is my old Samsung.  No other cable box, but I'll just have to see if I need to upgrade the box or service (to HD).

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1 y ago

Thanks.  I think a visit to the xFinity store may be my only option.  

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1 y ago

Samsung UN32EH5000F

jav6joev

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@TS101815 wrote:

I have a new TV and have connected to cable box via HDMI cable.  Have tried numerous times and it doesn't seem to be connection problem from TV, as other devices are connecting fine.  Box is Motorola DCX3200.  Is it possible that this is just old an incompatible with newer television technology?


There are numerous Motorola DCX3200 models.   Maybe a visit to an Xfinity store, if convenient, to upgrade your TV box.

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4 m ago

I have the same issue Ive been told by an audio engeneer that the box comcast supplies for x1 hd isnt hdmi compliant it has no certification meaning on a old tv it may work but probably not with a newer model with hdmi over 1.5 mine use 2.1 It usually says hdmi  isnt connected try changing plug LMAO but darn strange power the set off and on a few time and wow now ts fixed?? haha comcast is one big joke at this rate they will be out of business in a year or two if the lawsuits dont kill them first

Rustyben

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4 m ago

closed old dead thread (last reply fully off-topic). 

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