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HDTV Problem I've recently purchased what I thought was a VGA component cable for my Xbox 360. Only thing is, It won't work for me. I have tried to alter my Hi Def settings on the dashboard, but it only seems to register that I have a HD cable wired in when I have the first switch set over to TV. When I've clicked Hi Def the dashboard doesn't even acknowledge that it's plugged in. Then, if I flick the second switch that alternates it between Av and Comp, The screen flickers and refuses to work at all. I got a core Xbox 360 so I had to buy a HDTV cable seperately. I got one cheap. But evidently it's cheap for a reason. As it won't work. The cable I got is a Gamexpert Component & S-Video AV Cable (GS-3603). And the Tv I'm trying to run Hi Definition off is a Beko 32" WLA520 HD. I'd like to know if there's anything I'm doing wrong. I'm hoping it's just an official cable I need. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

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There shouldnt be a problem with the cable, if you use the component leads then you will not need to use the s video cable for video incase that is what you are doing, component only uses 5 connectors and the switch should be set at HDTV not tv and the tv set at component Use the following colours into your tv:- Green, Blue, Red and the audio red and white, you do not need the yellow or the s video plugs. Then select the 1080i when in the component setings on your tv and do the same in the dashboard settings

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