Hello, my problem is that whenever I use component connections on this TV (PS3, DVD Player, etc) after about 5-15 minutes the blacks start to blend into the whites, like when you draw a line with a pencil and rub your finger on that line it will start to blur.
Does anyone know of any way to fix this problem or a way of contacting Mintek perhaps?
This only happens with component, and its not the cables themselves, I have tried on other TV's and everything is fine but not on this one.
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Usually DVD players have either composite or component video out (unless you are using HDMI connections). That means you need three or five RCA plugs connected between the devices.
The usual pattern when using a receiver would be to connect the Red/White RCA cables between the receiver and the DVD player audio out. Then connect the Yellow (composite) or Red, Green, and Blue (Pb, Pr, Y component) video cables between the TV and the DVD player. Make sure the connections match at each end; with component video, it can be easy to mix them up. Not all receivers have composite or component video outputs available to the TV. The Composite video will go to the yellow connector at Video In 1 on the TV. The Component video would go to Component In 1 or 2.
Since you don't mention the model of the receiver or how that is connected to the TV, I can't be sure why you have no video. If you have an HDMI connection between the TV and the receiver, the receiver won't convert the signal from composite/component video to HDMI.
The alternative method of connecting everything would be to connect the DVD player to the TV (both the audio and video), then use the optical digital audio connection from the TV to the receiver or to a digital to analog audio converter and then to the receiver.
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Hopefully you have another component input for the dvd player on the television. If not you will only be able to use one device at a time. Does your dvd player have a component output? If not you will not be able to connect it to this television.
Depending on what type of connection you are using from the cable companies DVR to your TV and what type of connections you have on your TV you can try the following..
1. As your DVD player supports HDMI, component and composite video out, check to see which spare AV inputs you have on your TV and connect the corresponding free input on your TV to the matching connector on your DVD player. You will also need to hook up audio from the player to this AV input on your TV using the options available on your TV (either RCA phono or optical in).
2. If you have no other AV inputs on your TV then buying an HDMI switcher or a component switcher or a simple an RCA phono y cable for composite video will allow you to connect both your DVR and DVD to the same TV input.
Hope this helps.
Use three RCA cables, yellow, white and red to connect DVD player to TV as shown in the diagram below. Connect yellow to yellow and white to white. Connect red to red. Select on the TV, the A/V input where the DVD is connected using the TV remote control. Power on TV and DVD, place a disc in tray of DVD player and press PLAY.
Different video signals use different connections
...and we are speaking ONLY the video(NOT including the audio connections)
Composite Video (typically colored Yellow) uses 1 RCA connection on your TV
Svideo (uses 1 svideo connector on your TV) a circular connector with 4 pins in it
Component Video (typically colored Red/Green/Blue) uses 3 RCA connections on your TV
These are the common analog video signals....You cannot mix and match these and plug a composite (Sometimes called AV in menus) into component etc
If both your sources (wii/DVD) you want to use a component signal to your TV (which BTW is the best quality of the 3 I listed) you will need 2 component inputs on your TV
run it through a high end receiver (that will act as your switcher)
buy a small stand alone switcher, something like:
settle for a lower quality DVD signal and use the Composite video out (yellow jack) into the Composite Video In on the TV and use the component for wii
The 37" Vizio I just bought has a very confusing feature where the same input can be used as either the Y channel of the component or the full video channel for composite. If you plug a component source into the TV and then select the composite input ("AV" on the remote), you will see a black and white version of the full component signal (makes sense as the Y channel is just the luminance component). As sad as it is, I was stumped by this for a while until I happened to hit "COMP" and got full color. FWIW, the manual warns about this, but it really doesn't emphasize the point. I wonder how many returns they get because of this.
anytime you connect componet signal (green red and blue)to regular video inputs (yellow) end will have same effect. make sure that if you are using component signal from source(cable box,dvd player etc) you have to connected to component input in the set. component signal will use green red and blue for video and red and white for sound.
Hey, I had this problem on Thanksgiving Day, trying to watch a dvd on my mother's HDTV. You should be able to hook up most standard dvd players to hdtvs. First you have 3 cords, mine were red, yellow, and white. The connections go as follows:
HDTV: Audio| Component. The white cord should be in a white audio slot. The yellow cord should be in a yellow component slot (video) and the red cord should be in a red video component slot labeled Pr/Cr. Make sure you match the component numbers. For instance, if you want to use component one, then hook all of the cords into the slots for component one. Most hdtvs have multiple component hookups ( think multiple "channels" for your game system, dvd player, etc) so it's important that the corresponding cords go to the correct component slots.
DVD: Match the yellow and white cords to the appropriately colored slots. The red cord should go into the slot labeled component video out Cr/Pr. Not the red audio out. This worked for me. Hope this helps.
You have to plug your DVD cables into the "input" connectors on your tv. Input audio and input video. Also there is either a switch on the back of your tv or in your menu where you have to choose "component video". Or it might be labled Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, etc. You might have both a switch on your TV and a choice in your menu. If so, both have to be set to "component Video. Sometimes on the back of your set, the switch is not labeled. It just has "arrowed" lines coming from the different switch positions and leading to the "outputs and inputs" on the back of the set. Set the switch so that the lines lead to the red, blue and green INPUTS on the back of your set. Your problem is not serious. It is just a matter of "telling" your TV that you are using "component video". Component video is when you are using the red, blue, and green inputs. It is also possible that your DVD has another output besides "component out" and also has a switch. Make sure this switch on the back of your DVD is in the "component OUT" position. Your DVD might also have a connector on the back that looks like connectors on the back of VCR's and most TVs. This is an "F" connector and the cable has to be screwed on. It's just like a cable tv cable. Screw a cable into the "out to tv" on the back of your DVD and screw the other end of the cable into the "RF" INPUT (or cable input) connector on the back of your tv. Be sure to look ALL through your TV menu and DVD menu. The DVD sets to "component OUT" and the TV sets to "component IN". Hope this helps.