On this TV there is only one input for any HD resolution. Input # 5 is the component input i.e. red/green/blue cable. Just get the correct cable and match colors from cable box to TV this will allow the TV to display 1080i resolution ( only one this TV supports ). FYI you will also have to connect the red and white cables to the appropriate inputs to get any sound because red/green/blue connectors are just for video display not sound. Once your connected you'll be able to access video # 5 be sure to set your cable box to 1080i resolution also. I hope this helps later J.
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This sounds like a bad blue CRT (cathode ray tube) The repair on this is a major job. Beyond the tube replacement it would then require some convergence alignment and possibly some setup on the other related service adj. such as geometry. You may want to get an estimate from a reputable local repair company.
You can just use any standard component cable Red/Green/Blue doesnt have to be anything fancy, I dont really buy into monster cables being that much better than just standard quality cables from Walmart/Kmart
Are you on Cable service or Direct TV. Have you tried the analog signal? HDTV ready monitor can use a standard analog signal. Most HDTV ready
tv's have analog tuners built into them, meaning you can use standard
cable/over the air signals on them. They will not be high definition.
You can use the analog hookup by hooking it to the coaxial antenna
hookup, or, if you have a cable box, it may have a set of audio/video
outs (the red-white-yellow rca plugs on the back) that you can use to
hook up for a slightly sharper picture.
Another point; HD Ready does not mean that it is HD compatible without the addition of an optional part. The title only implies that it can be adapted to HD reception. If you did not purchase it with the set, check your user guide to see what you need to make it whole. You may have to seek this add-on on eBay since it is not guaranteed that Sony will still offer it.
You might want to check this:
“Technical Details·53-inch HD-ready rear-projection TV (doesn't include HD receiver); 48 x 57.5 x 25 inches (W x H x D)”