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DVD cables My son unhooked our dvd player which is connected to our HDtv along with a cable box in order to hook up his PS3 the other night so we could watch a blu-ray disc, and now we cannot get the dvd player hooked back up. We can get sound, but "no signal" instead of a picture. The cables we use are the 5 prong ones - two for audio and 3 (red, blue and green) for video. My Zenith tv only has one set of outlets in the back that are color-coded with these colors, and the cable box is hooked into them. I know this worked before, because we were able to watch dvd's. I have tried every combination known to man, and still can't get it to work. Please help!! Thank you.

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You have to plug your DVD cables into the "input" connectors on your tv. Input audio and input video. Also there is either a switch on the back of your tv or in your menu where you have to choose "component video". Or it might be labled Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, etc. You might have both a switch on your TV and a choice in your menu. If so, both have to be set to "component Video. Sometimes on the back of your set, the switch is not labeled. It just has "arrowed" lines coming from the different switch positions and leading to the "outputs and inputs" on the back of the set. Set the switch so that the lines lead to the red, blue and green INPUTS on the back of your set. Your problem is not serious. It is just a matter of "telling" your TV that you are using "component video". Component video is when you are using the red, blue, and green inputs. It is also possible that your DVD has another output besides "component out" and also has a switch. Make sure this switch on the back of your DVD is in the "component OUT" position. Your DVD might also have a connector on the back that looks like connectors on the back of VCR's and most TVs. This is an "F" connector and the cable has to be screwed on. It's just like a cable tv cable. Screw a cable into the "out to tv" on the back of your DVD and screw the other end of the cable into the "RF" INPUT (or cable input) connector on the back of your tv. Be sure to look ALL through your TV menu and DVD menu. The DVD sets to "component OUT" and the TV sets to "component IN". Hope this helps.
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