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Mitsu WS46805, how do I get HD to work?!

Super C
08-06-2005, 05:00 PM
I've had this tv for about 4 years now but never had HD installed until today. Dish is up and running (DirecTV) and S-video works, but when I flip over to the HD input, the picture looks green and it scrolls across the screen. Is there something else I need with this tv to get it to work? Any help would be appreciated!

I have it hooked up with standard component cables from the HD box to the tv.

camelot
08-06-2005, 08:59 PM
Im going to take a guess that the component cables are in the wrong order - double check red goes to red, green to green and blue to blue. Also, make sure your TV is set to component and not RGB - my old sony rptv defaulted to RGB when you reset it and that can cause the problems you describe too.

shellback
08-06-2005, 11:10 PM
Go to www.mitsubishi-tv.com for a pictorial of your rear jack panel. You may have to scroll thru the inputs on your remote.

Super C
08-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Hmm, I checked the cables and they're connected fine, but when I go to the options screen on the tv to select the input type for the reciever, the only option it gives me is either RGB, or off so I can't select it. :confused: I also noticed I have H and V inputs on the tv, but no outputs for them on the reciever.

Mitsubishi-tv doesn't have my tv. :( It only goes back as far as 2002. Mine's a 2001. I have a tech guy from direct tv stopping by later in the week. Hopefully he can figure it out. Thanks anyway guys.

Super C
08-07-2005, 11:03 PM
I noticed my tv only has options for 460i and 960i while the reciever outputs at 460p/i, 720i, and 1080i. I hooked it up to the component in for my DVD player and switched it to 460i and the reciever worked, but HD still isn't coming through. Hmmm......

RSawdey
08-08-2005, 03:50 PM
I think your options on the TV are probably 480p or 960i for upconversion of 480i.

Your input can be set to use either Y/Pr/Pb (regular HD component) or RGBHV (used with VGA). You need to set it for Y/Pr/Pb input, and set the STB to output 1080i.

One of your component inputs is 480i (and maybe 480p) DVD player, while the other is for HDTV. You must use the 'DTV' one.

Super C
08-08-2005, 11:38 PM
I talked to tech support at Mitsu and it seems to be more than that. I went to the input section of my menu and the only options it gives me for the DTV input is RGB or to turn it off. The tech guy was stumped as I'm supposed to have a Y/Pb/Pr option like you said, but it's just not showing up. I tried disconnectting/reconnecting and repowering everything and nothing. It's as if my tv doesn't realize the component connection is there.

For the time being I have my DVD daisychained to my stb and both are going to the standard (dvd) component in. At least I get 480p that way. :cool:

I hopefully get a call back from their tech support tomorrow.

PFC5
08-09-2005, 10:54 AM
I talked to tech support at Mitsu and it seems to be more than that. I went to the input section of my menu and the only options it gives me for the DTV input is RGB or to turn it off. The tech guy was stumped as I'm supposed to have a Y/Pb/Pr option like you said, but it's just not showing up. I tried disconnectting/reconnecting and repowering everything and nothing. It's as if my tv doesn't realize the component connection is there.

For the time being I have my DVD daisychained to my stb and both are going to the standard (dvd) component in. At least I get 480p that way. :cool:

I hopefully get a call back from their tech support tomorrow.

Maybe your TV has an older firmware that can either be updated. If it does have an older firmware maybe that firmware changes the component output to Y/Pb/Pr when you turn the RGB option to off. Worth a shot if you have not tried it yet.

If that doesn't work I would demand they fix your problem free of charge since it apparently was defective from the start.

Good Luck!

Super C
08-09-2005, 08:43 PM
How would I go about updating it? There IS a serial port looking connection in the back that says "HD Controller". I have no diea how to upadate it though. Mitsu hasn't called back yet either.

PFC5
08-09-2005, 09:08 PM
How would I go about updating it? There IS a serial port looking connection in the back that says "HD Controller". I have no diea how to upadate it though. Mitsu hasn't called back yet either.

It may require a circuit board update. I don't think you can update it yourself like some DVD players allow.

Have you tried turning the the RGB setting to off and disconnecting any other inputs other than the Component?

It is worth a shot just to see if that will work. That port on the back might be to perform the firmware update, or it could be for custom installs by dealers. You will need to ask Mitsubishi these questions.

My HDTV has a ethernet port so the TV can be connected to the web and download/install any firmware updates that are available on the RCA servers. It is a nice feature they should all use. I hate to say this but I think this will be required for all HD equipment in the future. We will be running patches on our TVs in the future just like we do on our computers.

I would make them fix this since it apparently never worked as you paid for it to work even if it is 4 years old. I would hound them until they comply.

I wonder if this might have been a prototype/beta unit that somehow got sold by mistake. Purely speculation though.

Good Luck!

RSawdey
08-10-2005, 11:56 AM
Most firmware updates require a service call...