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What cables do I useand settings for xd500u to hook up dvd or cable box? Can't get an image but works with my laptop using monitor cable

Works great with laptop via RGB, but no DVD image/signal at all with RCA 3 plug for dvd or cable box hook up.Not as easy as I thought.Haven't tried an S-video cable.

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If you're using the VGA port, you'll see the banding because it's not really showing 720p, it's doing scaling (I'm not sure from what resolutions it's scaling). So, even though you're using VGA at 1280x720, the scaling is still going on and it's showing the banding.

You have to use HDMI to get true 720p.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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Hi there

First try to bypass the box and put signal directly into the Projector from the source - i.e. DVD Player

If the signal still doesn't pick up , try using a different cable.

If the problem is solved , then your Converter Box is faulty.

If the problem still occurs then you might have a faulty Mainboard - as all the inputs on this Projector is situated directly on the Mainboard.

Hope this will help you !

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SOURCE: No output from projector when DVD player into RGB ports

do that again and press input on your projector.

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Use your remote to access the image menu(menu button). scroll to the Mirror Invert selection. select invert.

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s video doesn't carry sound so you will have to use phono plugs too

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HI, you can do these troubleshooting steps and get back to me..


Check the video connection of any devices plugged into the LCD television. If you can hear sound but are seeing no picture while trying to use something like a DVD player or cable box, the problem is probably that a wire is loose somewhere. Check the yellow video cables running from the DVD player to the TV and make sure everything is plugged in firmly and where it should be. Also check the coaxial cable running from the cable box (or cable outlet) to the television and make sure that wire is also screwed in securely.

Check the image settings on your television and make sure everything is set properly. Certain settings like "Picture" or "Brightness," if set to one extreme, can make the picture appear completely black. This could cause you to simply hear television shows but not be able to see them. Reset all picture settings on the TV to their original factory default settings to see if that fixes the problem.

Try another channel. If you're watching TV and not getting a picture, the first thing you should do is check a variety of random channels to make sure it is a problem with your TV and not with your television signal. If it is a problem with the television signal it is the fault of the TV station or cable service provider and there isn't anything you can do yourself to fix it.

Try the DVD on another DVD player. If you're trying to play a DVD and can't see any images, make sure the disc isn't defective. Try it on another DVD player or a computer DVD drive and make sure the disc works in the first place.

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'No signal' and 'unsupported signal' messages mean 1 of 2 things, either the VGA output is off(laptop) or the display resolution is set too high(laptop and desktop). Assuming the VGA cable you are using is good, try this:

Desktop: hook the computer back up too your computer monitor & set the computer to the basic VGA resolution. For windows XP, right click a blank area on the desktop, click 'properties' on the dropdown menu, click settings. Write down the numbers in the 'screen resolution' and 'color quality' boxes!

Drag the 'screen resolution' all the way down to then 'less' side. Then change the 'color quality' to the lowest setting. Click apply, then answer yes (the display will look UGLY - don't worry!!) Now connect your computer back to your projector. If it works, then the resolution you use on your desktop monitor is not supported on your projector. Experiment with different resolutions to see which one looks best on your projector. You will need to change the settings each time you switch monitor to projector.

Laptop: by default the VGA connector on your laptop is off. To turn it on, look for a blue symbol on one of your function (F1, F2, F3...) keys. It looks like an old TV with a line on both sides 'O' (F4 on HP) Press & hold the blue button (on the lower left of the keyboard, usually to the left of control ) and tap the bleu button you just found. Let go & give you're a computer a few seconds to change over. If the laptop screen goes blank, you found the correct button! The display image should now be visible. Repeat this 1 to 2 times to change it back to laptop display.

If you did not see the display on the projector, 2 other issues are possible. First, verify that the VGA output on the laptop is working - connect the laptop to a regular computer monitor & change the display resolution to the lowest settings (see desktop above), then try it again on the projector. If you cannot get an image on a computer monitor, your laptop settings may need to be adjusted in the same dialogue box as the settings. Monitor #1 is the laptop display, Monitor #2 is the external output.
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