Random blackouts, have to unplug/replug the HDMI cable to get working again

Ever since I bought my WDTVLIVEPlus, I get random “blackouts”.  The screen goes blank, my TV shows the input name, and no sound either.  If I unplug the HDMI cable, the replug it, everything works again.  This happens randomly.  Sometimes while playing Netflix, other times local content.  Sometimes I go a week without this happening.

Anyone else have this issue?  Does this sound like a hardware issue? 

Might be a bad HDMI cable, have you try a new one? Also, this is a HDMI 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4?

Not sure what version HDMI the cable is, I dont see it marked.   Seems like if its a defective cable, it would happen more than it does.