ok -- i think Paul jinxed me.
my player now has lost horizontal and vertical hold and is in all black and white. It is hooked up through a monster component cable circa 1998 -- do cables go out?
the plain janes work fine --- of course, the PQ is a lot worse, but at least the kid can watch Thomas the Tank Engine!
I did undo/redo the component cables, but to no avail... I know this was a fairly inexpensive box, but I was hoping for a little longer than this...