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Connection or settings problem

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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Then--connect the component video output of the DVD HT to the TV component 1 input. Use a three wire component video cable with red, blue and green connectors on each end. Connect color to color on both ends. Then turn on the DVD, put a DVD in the player and start it running. Switch the TV to the component input and it should show a pix. The audio will come from the DVD player speakers.

If your DVD player does have an HDMI output, you can use it and just connect as above to the second TV HDMI input.

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