Cannot get HDMI output to work

Just got a new WDTV Live (Gen3) and I cannot set it to HDMI video output.  I step through the menus but it always stays as Composite.  HDMI cable is plugged in but could a bad cable cause this?

Using  Firmware Ver. 1.16.13


Did you select the video output in the setup meu and change it to HDMI and choose auto or a specific setting compatible with your TV?

yes. However after swapping cables it now works ok.   Thanks for your help.