Originally Posted by JM22681
Hi Everyone - I'm having a problem with both of my component inputs on the HL-R5078W and was wondering if anyone could offer any troubleshooting tips. I don't have one of the newer DVD players that allows for an HDMI output into the TV, so I want to go with the next best thing which I gather is component. I purchased one of the Y, Pb, Pr cables from Monoprice and hooked my DVD player up to the TV. I also hooked up a digital coax cable for audio to the receiver. Once I turn on the DVD player, and change the source on the TV to Component 1 and Audio on the receiver to the DVD input, I get the DVD sound out of the speakers, but no picture on the screen. I figured that the screen may be blocked so I looked in the DVD player manual (Toshiba SD-3980) and changed the video output type. When I change it, I get video in black and white on the Composite
output. If I switch it back to Component
, back to getting a blank black screen. I tested this out with 2 DVD players, and am at a loss as to what is causing this to happen. I've also tested 2 different cables, and called support for both Samsung and Toshiba without any resolution.
Has anyone else run into similar issues?
Did I buy the right cable?http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
Should I have bought the 5-RCA Component instead of the 3-RCA? I figured I don't need the extra 2-RCA's since I would prefer sound through a digital output into my receiver.
Let's take this a step at a time. I assume that when you said "change the output" that you switched a cable from the DVD player to the display in order to hook up composite.
Regardless, going back to component, make sure all the cables are in their correct inputs and outputs, and make sure that they are plugged in all the way. Also make sure that you've selected the right source on the TV. Those are obvious and I'm sure you've checked that.
I'm not familiar with the DVD player but set it to interlaced output first. At first, you may need to go back to composite in order to see the menu. You should also test out the S-Video output to see what you get as well. Going back to component, try toggling the interlaced and progressive modes.
You don't indicate that there is an error message on the display screen when on Component 1. If there is a fault, you should get "Check Cable" or "Weak Signal". Since you're not, the display thinks everything is fine coming from the DVD player.
Do you have this problem with two of the same DVD players or two different players? Is there another component source you can test, such as a cable box or satellite receiver?