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I have the XG2V2-P cable box. I have recently purchased a Chromecast device and am trying to install it. My TV has only 1 HDMI port. So, the Chromecst will have to go there. I am trying to hook up my TV with the component jacks on the back of the cable box. I have done this but, still do not have any connectivity. The only way that I can get connectivity is through the HDMI port. Does anyone have any ideas on this problem?
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Thank your your response! I am using the colors Red, White, and Yellow. These are thee same colors on the back of the cable box. When I try to change the input on my TV, I am not able to select the composite jacks. On my TV, the choices for input are COMPONENT, VIDEON1, VIDEO 2, TV, and HDMI
I hooked the cable up to the component jacks on my TV. Red-Red, White-White, and Yellow-Green. The COMPONENT 1 still does not show up on my INPUT MENU. Do you have to disconnect the HDMI connection to get this? Is there any other thing that you must do to the cable box to switch outputs?
maybe there is a mixup here on terms and technology.
composite is SD NTSC signal on audio (red/white) and video yellow.
component is for video only and had 3 colored cables to carry the 3 signals (video only).
you can't successfully hook up component to composite technology nor composite to component.