Wow did I get a surprise tonight. I've been using my HR10-250 DirecTiVo box with HDMI on a flat panel for months on end and it looks great.
Tonight I connected my new component video cable from the HR10-250 to my Panasonic PT-AE900U project. As soon as I connect any one of the three RCA connectors, I see a spark and the circuit breker trips for the entire room. As long as one of the RCA connectors remains connected, the circuit will not re-engage and turn on.
Nothing else is on and this has never happened with any other components. Fearing my cable had a short, I tried it with two different DVD players. Both worked fine.
Has anyone heard of a problem with the Hughes/DirecTV HR10-250 component video outputs sending power that could short out? Man this is not right. I'm afraid of damaging something troubleshooting this.
Is there some kind of software setting required for me to tell the DVR to use Component out instead of HDMI? I unplugged the HDMI cable at the LCD flat panel side and the projector still shorts when one of the plugs is connected. Do I need to unplg the HDMI at the DVR side as well?
Any help would be appreciated. i don't want DirecTV to replace this with their brand of DVR if this one's defective, as I want the Tivo brand DVR. I hope that's possible if this is broken, which i suspect it is.