Question about Toshiba 55H70 55" Rear Projection Television

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My Toshiba 55" TheaterviewHD works great with anything but an HD cable box. When I hook up my hd box using the colerstream HD1 or 2 with component cables i get seperate red blue and green screens all overlapping then the tv cuts off and the red light flashes and it will not turn on untill I unplug it. This however doesn't happen if I use composite or Svideo cables to connect my cable box to the composite video 1,2, or 3. I can also hook up my DVD player to the colorstream component imputs with no problem. I have tried 3 different cable boxes from TWC so I assume the problem has to be with my TV.

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It sounds like a convergence problem and there are different settings for 720 and 1080 in the service registers

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