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Component cables not working properly

Im trying to upgrade to component cables (red blue green) and i have a picture and sound on the screen but its blue. the cables are hooked up properly and are secure. any suggestions? besides throw it away


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Re: component cables not working properly

Make sure to set the "TV Output Select" in the DVR4200's menu to "Component" not "S-Video". **** Page 19 of the manual.

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You can also check your DVD player 'setup' maybe it is incorrect - make sure when using component video (red-green-blue) to set the player's output to progressive (for a TV that supports it) - unless it is already set to this.

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Another scheme for video is composite (because it combines the red, green, and blue into one cable). Composite video is usually a yellow "socket". It is simpler to connect, but the video quality is noticeably poorer than component (RGB).

Another scheme is S-Video. This is one cable (round and black), but you will see four pins inside the connector (and four holes in the "socket"). This accounts for the three cables in the component scheme with the convenience of having only one cable. The picture quality is almost as good as component as well.

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However..... the red green blue only carry the video, you will still need to carry the Audio, this is usually done either by the red and white (L & R stereo) or your DVD may also have an optical or coaxial output to carry the sound. if there is no equivalent connector on the TV then you may be stuck swapping the red/white cables, usually though there would be 2 sets of red/white connectors one set to go with the yellow, one set to go with RGB.

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Ok, on the back of the unit, there is a single yellow composite output. There may also be a Red, green,blue.Component. Take 1 RCA cable and plug it into that yellow output, and route it into your TV input, also a yellow composite. Make sure that whatever input you put that into on the tv, that you change the TV input to that to view your player. when and if you get a picture, you should be able to get to the menu through the GOVID remote.

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