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HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) #623416 10/09/14 02:56 PM
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tl;dr HDMI keeps bugging out, green screen and messed up colors

Just recently (about 3 weeks ago) I got a new macbook pro (late 2013), retina.

For the past few days I have tried to hook it up with my TV to watch movies, but there's a very strange issue that occours. Let me explain in detail:

1. I connect my laptop and TV via HDMI, everything works fine, i get audio and video, i can mirror or use it as an external display.
2. I load up a movie with VLC (thus far i've only tested .mkv and .mp4 files) , i go fullscreen, and i press play. Again, everything works as expected.
3. After about 5-10 minutes (It varies from time to time) The TV screen flashes green and all the colors get very messed up, seems like some color(s) are missing and it stays that way. Oh and it only happens on the TV, not the laptop itself. Seems that the display driver or something crashes/ messes up the video player and then it starts displaying wrong colors

Picture here: http://i.imgur.com/NWZjc8h.jpg

When i replug the HDMI cable the colors go back to normal and everything is as it should, and then again, after about 5-10 minutes it does it again, and again, and again...

Here is what I have tried:
*Different media players: Ive tried both VLC and XMBC
*Different encoders/codecs in VLC
*Tried out different color profiles for both the laptop and TV, different resolutions and etc, every different combination with the display settings.
*Different cables and both thunderbolt and HDMI port, exactly the same results
*Reinstalled OS X(Not a complete format tho)

I don't think its the TV or the cables, or the movie(i've tried many different ones) since my fathers old 2011 macbook pro works perfect with the same cables and tv settings. He uses VLC too

So here i am, wondering if its a problem with my hardware or some stupid setting i've missed. Imagine watching a movie, and pausing it every 10 minutes to go and replug the cable and resume the movie, its absurd and driving me crazy.

Almost forgot to mention my laptops specs:
Im running OS X ver 10.9.5
i5 2.6GHz
8 GB of ram
13"

tl;dr HDMI keeps bugging out, green screen and messed up colors

Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: villur] #623419 10/09/14 03:42 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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Try MPlayerX.

Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: Reboot] #623421 10/09/14 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jim_
Try MPlayerX.

Same thing, happened in 40 seconds this time

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Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: villur] #623422 10/09/14 04:27 PM
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Is there anything at the moment it happens in Console that gives a clue?

Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: Reboot] #623423 10/09/14 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jim_
Is there anything at the moment it happens in Console that gives a clue?

Will give that a try

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Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: villur] #623424 10/09/14 04:59 PM
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console didn't give a single line when it happened

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Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: villur] #623425 10/09/14 05:19 PM
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Look at the very last post first. If that doesn't fix it.. then read the whole thread.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/151157/retina-macbook-pro-hdmi-output-issue-discoloration

Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: NucleusG4] #623427 10/09/14 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Look at the very last post first. If that doesn't fix it.. then read the whole thread.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/151157/retina-macbook-pro-hdmi-output-issue-discoloration

I actually read the whole post and tried everything there before doing this post myself - thus the "*Tried out different color profiles for both the laptop and TV, different resolutions and etc, every different combination with the display settings."

Except i haven't tried bootcamp yet.

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Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: villur] #623429 10/09/14 06:47 PM
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Have you considered a different HDMI cable. It has all the marks of 1 channel of color being incorrect/corrupt.
Pull a cable from somewhere in the system that you know works .. and try that.

Also.. if you have another HDMI device.. like say a BD player.. hook that up to same port and see if you have the issue. If so... then you know it's cable..or that port.

Re: HDMI green screen, discoloration (rMBP late 2013) [Re: NucleusG4] #623432 10/09/14 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Have you considered a different HDMI cable. It has all the marks of 1 channel of color being incorrect/corrupt.
Pull a cable from somewhere in the system that you know works .. and try that.

Also.. if you have another HDMI device.. like say a BD player.. hook that up to same port and see if you have the issue. If so... then you know it's cable..or that port.

I've tried 3 different HDMI cables and 1 thunderbolt cable that all work with other devices, and tried 2 different HDMI ports on the TV, that also work with other devices

I don't think i can use my cable box's or apple tv's HDMI ports for testing tho frown

I'll install windows on the mac and see if our DVD player thats in the basement atm has an HDMI in port and come back with the results

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