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Display mode problems usaing component cables

My Philips DVD recorder is connected to the LCD with component cables. Problem is when I play DVD's the display mode of the TV is disabled and defaults to Widescreen. This stretches and distorts the image vertically. This does not happen with composite or s-video connections and the display is correct proportionally or can be adjusted using the TVs screen mode setting. Any ideas

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Re: Display mode problems usaing component cables

Is this a high def dvd player and see if you can go into the dvd menu or on the dvd remote to find a formate button. If not give me the dvd model number please..

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You will have to change the dvd player resolution to 1080i (or change resolution for each individual disc), because:
a) there is no way to change the resolution manually on this television
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Check the Upscaling setting on the DVP5980 by pressing the HD UPSCALE button on the unit. Cycle through the options until you get a picture. The 30PF9975/12 is not fully HD compatible, so may only support the lower resolutions. (If any)

If this does not work, connect the DVP5980 with the scart and power on the without a disc in the tray.

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Press the right arrow button twice to get to the VideoSetup Page.

Move down to the Component setting an change from RGB to INTERLACE.

Disconnect the scart and connect the component lead. Select EXT 5 on the TV.

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