red led + cat5 lights but noshow on DHCP list, no video
After doing ALL the recommended moves on sdcard stuff, power supply stuff and hdmi cable stuff I still can't find my board anywhere, no HDMI, noshow on DHCP lists. and THEN tried a 3rd HDMI cable.  But I have blinking network lights and a solid red. Its a 1gig board, i've tried debian and ubuntu.<s> Its too bad. </s>I like the idea of a 64bit board, I could run MongoDB on it and other things the Pi just can't do. Maybe if I had my mac address I could find it.

Third HDMI Cable worked got me a screen, /sbin/ifconfig got me my ip and mac address. I changed my lyksys router so instead of being among the nameless 'network device"s, I've got it to associate that mac address with "pine64" Hooray, I'm glad I revisited this, I had almost put it aside for good.
Strange. The red light is ok - it just means power. Take the SD out of the pine and pop it into a Linux box. You will find what you are looking for under /boot in the uEnv.txt file. If you managed to ssh into the pine you can:   
nano /boot/uEnv.txt

Whats the native resolution of your monitor? 
You can also try using one of the armbian imgs
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[edit] glad to hear you got it working. HDMI cable was the issue ? strange. Make sure to update the kernel, take a look in: /usr/local/sbin
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