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Red Screen I hooked up my TV to my Toshiba A-30 HD DVD Player today.  I used a brand new HDMI cable, made sure the connections were correct and upon starting my dvd player (using an HD DVD) my picture is red.  How can I fix this or what is the problem?  The TV has the capability of up to 1080i.

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I have the Toshiba A1 and a benQ W9000 projector. I never had this problem with my Sony HS60. I switched the video from 1080i to 720p and then back to 1080i and it fixed it immediately .... its really annoying though

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