I only have one 1081i component input on tv. It was working fine with just HD cable hooked up. I got a PS3 so I had to buy a component switch to hook both up at same time. Now when I watch HD cable or a Blu Ray through the PS3 the bottom quarter of the screen goes "wavy" at certain parts of the show or movie. I notice it mostly when a scene switches or there are some sort of graphics that pop up on the screen. The kicker is that when I play a game on the PS3 there are no problems at all. I have tried switching the cables and trying different jacks on component switch. Any suggestions?
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Re: wavy picture after hooking up component switch
What you are using is probably an active switch. Many of the movies have macrovision protection. The active switch is having problems to deal with sync pulses from the video containing the macro vision protection.
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Are you getting any picture at all? check your tv's input button on the remote if your cable box is hooked up with hdmi select hdmi, if it is component video cable select component video, and if it uses a coaxial cable it should be something along the lines of tv. Push the input button on the remote to switch between the different modes
Your unit is HDTV ready but is not an HDTV. It is capable of displaying HDTV only through the component inputs. Your tuner is analog NTSC and will not receive HDTV or digital.
You could get an HDTV picture using a Blue Ray DVD and hooking up the component connectors from the DVD to the TV.
The only other way would be to get an HDTV tuner with a component output and hook it up the same way, component out to component in, and hook the tuner input to an off air antenna (receiving HDTV) or cable or satellite with HD signals.
I am having a similar problem with the inputs. I have a cable box plugged in to cable antenna, DVD to video 6 using HDMI, Mac computer plugged in to video 7 - using HDMI (TV does not recognize this) and then Nintendo Wii hooked up to Video 1. My problem is that Sony only realizes 2 additional components like the video 1 (wii) and DVD on video 6, it does not play the other components. I have to niw manually switch the cables to have them work...
is there anything else hooked up to your tv other than cable or satellite? if no other components (dvd, vhs, etc) then you will get a snowy screen because the other inputs are for other components that are hooked up. a picture is showing on the HD input because you have cables hooked into that input.
YOU HAVE AT LEAST A DOZEN VIDEO INPUTS ,THE BEST IS THE MONOLINK.WHATEVER WAY YOU HAVE IT HOOKED UP .YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE INPUT MANUAL AND PICK OUT THE ONE YOUR ON .IF YOU DONT WANT TO SPENT 30 BUCKS ON A THE DVI-HMDI MONOLINK CABLE.OR 10.00 ON THE R/G/B TRI CABLE ,FIND ANY COLOR CRAPPY LITTLE SKINNY **** SPEAKER JACK CXABLE AND STICKIT IN THE YELLOW INPUT 1,2 0R 3 THEN GO ON THE INPUT SCREEN AND SCROLL DOWN TO WHATEVER INPUT YOU PUT IT ON.AND OF COURSE HOOK IT TO THE VIDEO OUTPUT ON YOUR BOX SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE 480 P RESOLUTION YOU WIL GET WITH A 50 CENT WIRE.
Ok so the sound is fine on all of the other sources, The component is running from the cable box to the amp, and you can see it. just take the audio Red/Whit RCA out of the cable box, and input it to Cable/TV or whatever its labled, Red White, RCA.
If you want surround, then you will have to go Coaxial((single orange RCA) or TOS out of the cable box to the Digital input on the AMP. When you use this instead of Red White RCA, your amp will automatically switch between the different types of surround depending on what the source calls for or is encoded in.
You may have to get into the amps menu and change that amps input to Digital/Coax/TOS for the surround sound.