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Zenith Z42P3 "Invalid Format" message from upconverter DVD

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I have a Zenith P42P3 model tv connected to a Toshiba SD-K970KU HDMI DVD player with upconverter. It's been connected for about two months and has been working fine. However, about a week ago, we got sound without picture and the "Invalid Format" message flashing across the screen. When I plugged in a new set of component cables there's no sound or picture and an error message "No Signal." Has the tv gone bad already. We only plugged it in on Christmas Day '07 and it's not even May 1.

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Ran into the same problem with this DVD player and my LG tv. Try this:
Open the DVD tray, with the DVD tray open press the HDMI select button until the proper resolution for your tv is illuminated, put the DVD back in, close the tray and try again. Simple fix -- worked beautifully for me.

Good luck

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