This may be a dumb question...

ozreth

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a friend recently gave me their old 37" TV but told me that the HDMI no longer works. I plugged my MacBook Pro into it with mini dv to hdmi and it showed up on the tv when I set the input to HDMI. So, this means it works right? Is there anything else to check to make sure it's working as well as it should? It looks good to me but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. I want to play ps4 on this tv so I'd like to make sure it looks as good as it can and I figure that means making sure the HDMI works correctly. Thanks!
 

dusk007

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If it works it works. Digital signals are a all or noting thing. If there is a picture, it is as good as you will ever get it. Analog used to have different quality signals, but HDMI either works or it doesn't.
Maybe the device your friend tried to plug-in had the problem and not the TV. TVs usually also have multiple HDMI ports, maybe only one is broken.
 

ozreth

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Second the post above. If it's displaying an image then it's working.
If it works it works. Digital signals are a all or noting thing. If there is a picture, it is as good as you will ever get it. Analog used to have different quality signals, but HDMI either works or it doesn't.
Maybe the device your friend tried to plug-in had the problem and not the TV. TVs usually also have multiple HDMI ports, maybe only one is broken.
Cool thanks guys!