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       Connection using Composite cables, Getting hooked up on a 10 year old TV using Composite
    maritimer555
    post Jan 4 2012, 01:17 PM
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    Hi Folks,

    Iím trying to set up a WD TV Live on a 10 year old TV that my brother uses. The TV only has one composite set of jacks.

    The WD unit came with a composite to audio cord but when I used it, the old TV was fluttering. It was like I needed the old style vertical or horizontal hold button to adjust it.

    My theory is that I need to take the WD TV Live back to my own TV hook it up and change the audio settings for use with Composite cord (originally I had it configured to use with HDMI). I am assuming when I reinstall it at my brothers on his older TV that the screen will act normal and he can view things as it supposed to work.

    Has anyone had such a problem and is my theory in fixing it workable ? AS my brother lives hours away I wanted to make sure my theory is correct before i drive 2 hours to retrieve the unit.

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    post Jan 5 2012, 04:04 AM
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    Do you mean Composite (4 cables) or Component (3 cables)? I recently set up a TV Live unit that was outputting via HDMI to an old CRT TV using the component cables and there was no set up required on the WD - it just worked.

    Does your TV have identical plugs? If not, try finding someone local that you can test it on.
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    post Jan 5 2012, 08:08 AM
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    well all good questions.
    My brothers tv has 3 plugs in the back that I thought were composite not component.
    I think i have a composite port in the front of my 50" plasma that can be used for xbox etc. i was going to try and get it working using that.
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    post Jan 6 2012, 05:37 AM
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    QUOTE (maritimer555 @ Jan 5 2012, 03:08 PM) *
    well all good questions.
    My brothers tv has 3 plugs in the back that I thought were composite not component.
    I think i have a composite port in the front of my 50" plasma that can be used for xbox etc. i was going to try and get it working using that.

    Cool, component it is then.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

    Have you managed to test it, yet?
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    post Jan 6 2012, 11:27 AM
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    Not yet. It arrived back from him today. I will test on the weekend.
    Thanks for your interest and help.
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