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My DLP tv does not have any video and audio when set on cable. However, it works fine on the DVD mode. On switching back to sta/cab mode you hear the sound for a sec then displays "Unusable Signal"

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    We have the exact same problem. It seems to affect only the composite and S-video inputs (including the front input). All the component video is fine. Maybe something to do with the interlacing?

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Press power and channel down at the same time to do a soft reset
this should fix it if its a software glitch
thanks
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What you need to do:
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  2. You want to run an RCA cable from the AUDIO OUT of the DVD player to the AUDIO IN of the cable box
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