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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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  • Grice Nov 24, 2007

    I think he's trying to say that the resolution doesn't adjust properly for component videos. I have the same problem. When I try to watch a wide-screen DVD and I hit FULL screen aspect ratio, it only stretches the image sideways with two black bars on top and bottom of the wide-screen. The ratio of 4:3 is still there, just stretched to fit the TV. System info shows the resolution being 720x240 without change. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    Watching a movie through a Pioneer DVD player model DV-341 comes in grainy and black and white on the Hitachi P42H401 42-Inch Plasma HDTV. Using Monster cables to connect Y, Pb, Pr, form dvd player to tv. DVD does not have HDMI, but has S-video.

  • dreads Dec 13, 2007

    yello video input works great no problems, any other inputs dont seem to work or show any picture quility at all either for video or games please tell me whats the probs . Lenn

  • tlaram01 Mar 03, 2008

    I have a philips 26" LCD purchased last year. Recently my DVD player broke, which was ran through S-Video cable. When out purchased a new one which could only be hooked up by using the component AV's red blue green. Turned on DVD player and see light distortion with the picture on both the movie and intro screen. Tried several movies same results went out bought new cables same result. Tried different AV outputs same result. I am really puzzled, could this mean all of my AV outlets are bad and how and how much can something cost to get fixed?

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    tv will not come on. No light at all.

    checed power cord, and outlet are both ok.

  • naposua Sep 14, 2008

    my hitachi 37hdl52 has a horroble picture what could be the problem

  • azrealreaper Sep 19, 2008

    The Screen will flicker for a second with horizontal bands of distorted colours then black, then distortion then black. At this time, the status/power light flashes green with **** picture, then orange to black. It's as if  the TV cannot recognise or decide on an appropriate frequency/resolution. From testing I've found NTSC Dvd's are more likely to work and disks formatted with computer content sometimes work too. But majority of my PAL DVD's will not work unless I switch to a Yellow component input, not the other. the only problem with this is most devices can't recognise any HD resolutions plugged into it.
    So Y/Ypr/Ypb works but no HD for all DVD's.
    C/Cpr/Cpb will only work with very select disks if at all but supports HD resolutions that the HD Tuners and Playstation 3 use (in this case, up to 1080i)

    I hope this helps, I still do not have an effective solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    recentely attached my sky+HD box to my hitachi 42PD3000E using Audio Visual Control AV300E. working fine then sound vanished. Picture comes on but no sound. Can anyone help me? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    there are no yellows where they should be, the blues are subdued, always 'cool', greens are also always 'cool' - it is as if the yellow component of the picture has somehow disappeared

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Component mode wont turn off and can't see no picture



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

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    Still waiting for an EXACT description from user named MOFO....



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