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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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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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