When you’re immersed in your favorite movie or program, a green screen on the TV can be extremely annoying. Many Smart TV owners have to deal with this issue and it can be very frustrating.
Technology in home theater is always developing new methods to produce the highest-quality images and sound. The home-theater set-up has continued to change thanks to advancements in the way material is shown, stored, and transported from device to device.
TV Green Tint HDMI
Modern inventions may not always operate properly with outdated equipment. Even brand-new devices may not work at all, as with HDMI devices that display green screens.
Why Is A TV Tinted Green Display?
TVs with a green screen are most commonly caused by loose or damaged cable connections between media components and the TV. If your TV receives video signals from a satellite dish, cable box, DVD player, ROKU player, or other devices, make sure the cables connecting those devices are safe and undamaged.
What Causes the Green Screen On HDMI?
On HDMI, there are two main reasons for a green screen. These are:
HDMI Handshake Problem
When you use an HDMI cable to connect two devices, they transfer authentication keys in a procedure known as a handshake. Before the video transmission can start, both devices must verify that the keys are real and that they have the proper license permissions.
To put it another way, the video won’t play until your device and the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) are synced. Please keep in mind that HDCP is a companion technology to HDMI, which prevents your system from capturing your content. Some devices may have issues with it.
Your video will not play if the handshake process fails. Your screen will most likely turn green instead. It’s important to remember that handshake issues infrequently affect the operation of devices like TVs.
If the screen is too old to handle the HDMI copy protection system, there can be compatibility issues that result in a green screen on HDMI (HDCP). It’s not common for older high-definition TVs to be compatible with more recent technology. New devices can produce a green screen or other errors on some TV models.
How to Fix the Green Screen on HDMI?
Troubleshooting of HDMI Handshake
If you see a green screen because of a handshake issue, you should follow the procedures below.
- Your HDMI cable should be disconnected and then reconnected a few times.
- If the first step does not work, turn off the two devices, unhook them from the power source, wait a few seconds, then reconnect the cords. Restart the devices to determine if the problem has been resolved.
- If the issue continues, try swapping the two devices in a different order.
- If your TV automatically changes to an HDMI input, the handshake won’t work correctly. Manually setting it should be possible. Use an HDMI cable to connect directly to the splitter box or switcher if you have access to an HDMI source device.
Troubleshooting of Compatibility
If everything fails, you may experience compatibility issues. It would be beneficial if you did the following to correct them:
Check the user manuals for your devices to see if one or all of them requires a firmware upgrade. If required, download and install the program according to the instructions in the manuals.
Change the HDMI wires to component cables. It will resolve compatibility and HDCP issues. Please keep in mind that changing from HDMI to component video may cause a minor loss of performance.
Troubleshooting of Bad Equipment and Cables
There are maybe compatibility issues with some pieces of equipment, as we noted earlier. To enjoy your favorite series and movies, they are missing a few essential features. Replace any such equipment you currently have if you wish to do so. Switching from HDMI to component video cables is usually all that is needed to fix the problem.
If there are no known compatibility issues with the equipment you’re using, your HDMI cable may be broken and create issues. To put it another way, replacing your HDMI cable is the best solution in this situation.
Reset The TV
If the issue remains after you’ve tried all the above solutions, you can try to do a factory reset. It’s crucial to remember that this solution method should be your option of last resort.
This only works if you can still read a small amount of text on the screen, or if the green screen only affects a few channels. If your TV is completely green, it’s time to call your TV’s customer support to see if they can reset the TV on their end.
Ensure that you have securely backed all the data and settings on your television up before you perform a factory reset. This is because the television will revert to its default settings when the reset has been completed, erasing all data.
If you’re worried, don’t be; this procedure has fixed over 85% of software issues with TVs.
This Article is Updated.