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Poor picture with hdtv Hitachi 37HDL52 plasma

The tv works fine on video inputs(yellow) , but not properly using the component inputs from the cable box or the dvd component in either. Help! I can't get my HD! thanks, Dave

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The Tv works fine, the sound is good as well. The problem that I have is that is a orange screen with my cable input. And the picture is fine watching a dvd. What do I do for this problem?

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Re: poor picture with hdtv Hitachi 37HDL52 plasma

What EXACTLY is wrong with the picture? Is it black and white? Green? not there? distorted? need info...

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Poor color quality

If you are using the component input the red plug could be loose at back of TV or Cable box or bad red plug/wire, try another input to see if color is ok on a video game or dvd player, if it is ok on another input it's probably not the TV but your source or wires

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How can I connect a WII console to my Champion Plasma CV 142 TV set? Can I connect it with RCA cables?

The 42CVI has both composite and component video in the standard configuration. Either of these should connect to your Wii console. You will get better results if you use component video (3 RCA plugs on each end of the wire for video (Y,Pb,Pr); use a second cable with two RCA plugs on each end for audio.) The Component video is Input-4. The component video cable is usually not provided with the game console. There are 2 composite video inputs on the TV (these use one wire with 3 RCA plugs on each end of the cable for video (yellow) and audio (red and white)).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Can i connect a regular dvd player to a hitachi flatscreen hdtv?

Yes you can. Simply connect the appropriate color inputs.

If you use red green blue for video, and red white for audio you will get the best picture

If not stick to yellow for video and white red for audio

Just remember color that is on the back of dvd goes to same color on the input for the tv

Mar 21, 2011 | Hitachi P50H401 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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When using component cables(red, green, blue )

The series of the cable should go green red blue into the back. if you put the green in the red and the red into the green it give the TV a red base to go off of for the picture so everything is red. The reason the green cable won't is because it transmits a black and white picture which allows it a nice base to add the green and red to.

Feb 24, 2010 | Samsung HP-R5072 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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White screen when tv turns on.

First check the wire cable your using, HDMI, AV, sure the wire cable is in good condition. Check your input/output ports, see if the tv does the same on different hook-up. For example if your getting this crazy image on HDMI, see if it happens also on Component. If so first be sure the input device such as your dvd player , cable box etc, are not defective. If your wire cables are good, and your dvd, cable box are all working properly and the tv still has this problem then its an internal problem with in the tv.

This could happen because of a component defect in the tv's interface circuit, XL/XR scan circuits, or faulty sustain circuit (primary board).

How old is your tv?

Mar 01, 2009 | Samsung HP-R5072 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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Dvd wont work.

First, is the DVD player output (Video out, audio out) connected to the TV input? Have you used the Yellow cable from  DVD video out to the TV video in? Mixing the audio and video cables will result in no signal. Have you selected the proper input with your TV remote control. Most plasmas accept a variety of input signals; you must select the right one. I deal with a number of these issues. Usually the connections are made improperly or the correct input source is not selected with the TV remote. Put a DVD in the player and press play. Be sure you have made the proper connection from DVD player video/audio out into an auxiliary or video input on the TV. These could be labeled Line 1 or Line 2.  With the DVD playing, run through the input options on your remote control. The button might be marked source, video or input. The screen should display your choices i.e. video 1, video 2, etc. When you see your DVD program, you've got the right combination.

Dec 13, 2008 | Hitachi 42HDS69 42 in. Plasma Television

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Floating Horizontal Line

Sounds like a bad component on the video board. These days, TV techs just swap out boards for whole new ones.

Nov 17, 2008 | Hitachi 42HDX62 42 in. HDTV Plasma...

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Lose audio to receiver when connecting component video input

Have the exact same problem, opened a case file with Hitachi.

I have a feeling it's a firmware problem -- hopefully they will make my life easy and mail me the proper cable I can connect from PC to TV, and the software to run such an upgrade (as opposed to packing this big thing up and carting it off to a service center).

I'll post my experiences.

Dec 30, 2007 | Hitachi P42H401 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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Set up

Seems that Hitachi DESIGNED the sound to cut off from the Audio Out jacks if you use component video or HDMI inputs. Has to do with copyright laws of the HD Video -- which makes it asinine that they disabled the audio as well, as it's not part of the copyright issue. Seems to me they were just lazy to disable the ENTIRE set of output jacks.

I am hoping to find some sort of hack for this (either firmware or severing/splicing a control wire). However, I can't find much information on this yet.

Sep 14, 2007 | Hitachi P42H401 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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