Originally Posted by backofthepack
OK, I was able to do the HDMI button, but it still didn't give me a picture.
Do you think I have a bad "S" video cable? How can I tell if I connect it to my other TV (Non HD) to a VCR/DVD combo on a 2nd TV? Should I just try that "S" video cable?
If this doesn't work, can I just put back the video component cable that I took off from the the Cable box to the 2160 until the Y splitters come?
I can't help but feel we are so close but just one or two things is holding it up.
BTW, when I switch to input 5 on my tv, I get a black and white photo but no sound. does this have anything to do with the component wires going from the 2160 to the TV?
Evidence is pointing more and more towards a bad S-Video cable right now. Testing it on that non-HDTV with the VCR/DVD combo would be a good idea.
Just make sure you actually change the non-HDTV to the proper Input to see what kind of video you're getting from this suspect S-Video cable. In other words, you may get a picture and sound and think everything is fine (on Channel 3, for instance), but that wouldn't be testing the S-Video cable at all since VCR's can also work from a coaxial connection.
We must determine if that S-Video cable is bad because it seems like the video signal is not being received between the cable box and the 2160.
You can certainly put the wires back to the way they were until the Y splitters come (just so you can use your equipment until we figure things out). I don't blame you for wanting to do that at all. Just remember, you have your 2160 set up for S-Video coming from your L1 connection right now. If you want to switch things back, you must go back into the 2160's onscreen settings and tell it you want "Video" not "S-Video." Otherwise, you'll still get sound and no picture.
We are close. No doubt about it. I'm guessing it's just one thing wrong now.
As for Input 5, there may be a clue coming from the black and white picture without sound, but I'm not sure what that is telling us. It's strange to me that you get any picture at all because I don't know where the signal could be coming from if the S-Video cable is not working. I did notice you have a coax hooked in to the "Antenna IN" on your 2160. What is the other end of that coax wire connected to? Do you have a splitter with one wire going to the cable box and the other wire going to the 2160?
By the way, when you are viewing from Input 7 (no picture, but with sound), what happens when you click the "SETUP" button (3 to the left of the HDMI button) on the 2160's remote? Do you get the blue onscreen menu? I just want to make sure the 2160 and TV are communicating correctly.
If you're worried about the component wires from the 2160 to the TV messing something up, you can unhook the side that plugs into the 2160. I don't think that's going to fix anything, but it wouldn't take long to try. You really don't need those at this point. This will wipe out your black and white image on Input 5.