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VCR/DVD combo connecting to HD TV

I have a fuzzy picture when using the DVD player. I connected the standard red yellow and white cables. That picture was bad. I upgraded the cables to the blue,green, and red. That seemed to help, but the DVD only displays 480 instead of the 1080 on regular TV. I didn't have this problem on the other HD TV. I'm stumped !

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If the DVD player or HD tv doesnt upconvert to 1080i, then you are stuck with the native resolution.

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The most likely reason for this is that your connections between the DVD player are incorrect. This usually happens when a Composite cable is connected to one the Component input sockets on the back of the TV.

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2) connect the yellow, red and white RCA connector end wires to the yellow, red, and white RCA Jacks of the TV Yellow (video in), Red (Right Audio in), White (Left Audio in) do the same for the other end into the DVD player (Best SD Method)

3) connect the svideo cable into the s-video socket of the TV and the other end to the s-video socket of the DVD player


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2) connect the Component video cable (RGB) into the RGB sockets of the TV (should be marked as Component 1) and connect the other end to the DVD player (using this method you will have to connect the Red and White audio cables to the audio input jacks of the TV from the audio out of the DVD player)


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