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No color when switching to component cable

Tonight we hooked up our new HDTV to our system. At the same time, we switched from a SVideo cable to a component cable to connect to the RCA  DRC233 dvd player...all of a sudden, we had no color at all!

We had to switch back to the Svideo cable for now, just to get color...but how do we connect the componet cable AND get color??

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Re: No color when switching to component cable

To Change DVD Player Video Output to Progressive Scan: With your DVD Player turned on, and your TV turned on, press and hold the PREV/VIDEO button for at least 3 seconds (this puts you into Video Output mode). Press the PREV/VIDEO button to access different video output options. Each time you press
PREV/VIDEO, the type of video being displayed appears next to the Display menu. Look for PSCAN on your DVD player display panel. At this time, your progressive scan on TV should be working.

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