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Bose lifestyle v20 sound but no video

I have sound but no video

I got component cables to upgrade and hooked them up as so

Component cable from cable box to Bose
Component cable from dvd player to Bose

Component cables from Bose to back of TV

The sound works on everything ... cable, dvd, PS2 (which I don't have component cables for), but no video on anything. Is there something else I was supposed to connect to that I missed?

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The problem turned out to be the TV itself. Somehow all the a/v and component cable inputs on the back of the TV got disabled. After finding then consulting the TV manual online (the TV is about 8 years old), we found there was a way to reset the TV to its original factory settings. Voila, the a/v and component cable inputs were enabled again, and everything worked correctly afterwards.

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