Question about Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection Television
Bought this TV new about 4 years ago. Used very little. TV requires component video inputs for high definition. Tried to use TV last week and found that neither of the component video inputs worked. Standard video inputs work fine. Connected Direct TV receiver to each component video input (both component 1 and component 2) - got sound but no picture. Connected DVD to each component video input - again, sound but no picture. Tried different component cable set, no difference. Connected DVD using an s-video cable to standard video input and got both sound and picture, so the DVD player is working. Obviously neither of the component video inputs work. I used to repair televisions back in the days of tubes, but have not touched any TV in years. What next?
I started back in the day of tubes. A family would have one set and it would be a 19" black and white. There are different resolutions now. The components probably do work, but, they don't pass the 480i signal. The satelite converter's analog signal needs to be set to 480p and the DVD needs to be set to progressive if it does have that setting. If the DVD is not a progressive scan DVD, then, the only inputs that it will show on is the analog signal. Some of the dish converters have a switch on the face for changing the resolution. If yours doesn't then put it in an analog source and go to the menu and change it there. Then move it to the component input. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 24, 2007
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