Component cable issue


Prominent Member

Just bought a component cable today and have had a few problems. The only time I get a picture is on the DVD menu page and it is very dark ( many dark blues and pink) when I play a dvd i get no picture at all. I have rang the company up who I bought the cable from and they are going to send me a new cable.

My only worry is that I might be doing something wrong :rolleyes:
Are component cables a little on the fragile side or is there something else going on??



Joe Fernand

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Hello Jim

A well constructed 3RCA to 3RCA 75 ohm 'Component' cable is no more or less fragile than any other cable.

If you have a single RCA to RCA video cable (they often have Yellow hoods on the RCA plug) - you can try a test by connecting the Y (Green) socket on your Source to the Y (Green) socket on your Display.

Assuming you have your Source and Display properly configured in the 'user menus' you should see a nice clear Black and White image with the 'Y' cable in place; the other two cables carry the colour information.

Your cable could be faulty but equally it could be you don't have the Source and Display configured to Output/Input YUV 'Component' - you usually have to re-configure the Source and Display as YUV wont be a default setting.

Best regards


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