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Projector toasted? No 480 Component anymore? Help!

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Hello all, I have a weird issue with my Panasonic PT-L711E projector that has only just started and I can't figure out how to fix it.

I have it setup using a Component -> XGA connection, and it's been working great with output from my Sony DVP CX850D for years in this configuration. A couple of weeks ago, I found that this was no longer working, and when a signal was detected on this input it would show a "green screen" instead.

I thought it might have been the (old) DVD player, and Santa was bringing me the new Sony BDP-CX960 Bluray jukebox so I thought I'd wait and try that out.

NOW this is where it gets odd - using exactly the same cables, the Bluray player works great but *ONLY* in 720p. If it tries to show a 480i image (which, unfortunately, it insists on doing for "Copy Protected DVD content" (original DVDs)) then I see the same green screen...

So the cables are good, connection is good, but somehow the Projector has lost the ability to render 480i?

Any clues? I can't find a manual/trouble-shooting guide for the projector online and thought I'd throw it out to the Forum? The Blu-rays look great but I can't access our big library of DVDs and it is causing much frustration for the whole family!

Many thanks!
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Unless you try another cable you cannot say whether it is good or not, regardless of results. Swap it out and see what happens.
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Yep, I've tried swapping out the cables completely - and the same problem exists; I think this must be a Projector setting; or maybe it's finally giving up The Bluray's are great, but I'd like to be able to watch DVDs too!

Any ideas? Any Panasonic Projector tech's out there?
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