Got mom a cheapy insignia dvd player, hooked it up and the picture is not right. there are dots "raining" diagonally across the screen and the color is off with reds shifted. unfortunately she does not know which specific model of panasonic she has but its definitely a rear projection hdtv.
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Re: connection or settings problem
Lets face it, some cheap equipment is just junk, -- you get what you pay for. If you can, return unit and exchange for a popular name brand. Sony has several models for less than $150 that rival more expensive models
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First, I would check the connection to see if everything is in it's proper place and plugged in nice and snug.
Second, I'd try watching something else on the TV and see how it looks, I'd also try watching something using the same cable/input the DVD player is using. If that fails, try a different cable.
If your TV checks out, and it's your DVD player, it might be time to upgrade to Blu-Ray or buy a new DVD player.
Hope this helps, cheers.
If you have the audio cables hook up correctly to where the video cable from DVD is connected to, it should be RED and WHITE wires for audio. Then go to on screen audio setup menu to see if the speakers is turn off in the menu. Also try hooking up the powered PC speakers to the AUDIO LINE out RCA jacks to see if you get the sound OK there.
if you connect composit video from your DVD player to the "Y" jack of the tv then you will get only a black and white picture .. the composit video out of your DVD has to be connected to the composit video input of the TV .. or if you have component outputs on your DVD then you can hook those up to the "three" component inputs of the tv .. (you have to have all three hooked up plus 2 audio cables ..
The way you have it hooked up right now will not work unless you have a coaxial out on your cable box going to the dvd recorder. Even then, picture quality will be severely degraded. The best way to do it is to leave your cable box hooked up to your TV via HDMI and connect your dvd recorder to your cable box via component video if your dvd recorder has a component video input. If it doesn't, then just use the composite video input. That way your picture quality will be better and you will still be able to record with the TV off.
You need a device like a VCR or receiver that has Composite A/V inputs, and can convert the signal to what your TV requires (coaxial right?).
If you have a VCR or Digital Cable Box with A/V inputs, you can connect it to either of these devices and set them to A/V Input. Set the Insignia player to A/V Out by pressing the SOURCE button until it displays A/V OUT on the player screen.