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Topic: Serious Mitsubishi HC3000 Video Gaming Problem
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First, thanks for taking the time to read my thread and post suggestions.

I have a very frustrating problem with video game systems on my projector. Other devices can use the same inputs and not experience the same problems.

With my playstation 2, every time a scene changes or for any reason the console stops sending a signal momentarily while it loads a new screen, the projector will display its "No Signal" screen for an excessive amount of time, many seconds after the game has resumed, causing me to miss things.

With my nintendo wii, only in certain screens in menus and games, the projector will continually say "No Signal", once in awhile displaying the screen it's supposed to but only for a second or less and with the bottom half of the screen torn over to the right.

Why is my projector unable to properly accept input from these sources? It works perfectly with my DVD player and cable.
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How long is the cable from your game system to your projector? Is the cable going through a splitter or a switcher at all? Is this all through a component connection?

The signal detection on component is on the green connector. If the cable is very long, or is going through a splitter, or is a flaky cable, the system will lose signal detection any time the picture is at a low level. For example, when there is a black screen or even a very dark scene.

I would try getting a short component cable and hooking your system directly to your game system. You may have to just set the console directly under the projector temporarily. If this fixes the problem, you either have a problem with your switching or just a bad cable. At that point I'd get a high quality cable such as 3 pieces of RG-6, and that may fix your problem.

If there is a switch box or receiver involved, try taking that out of the equation and see if that fixes your problem.

It's really likely that you have either a cable that's not sending a strong enough signal, or a switcher or splitter problem.


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Harley.
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It's component through a switcher. A standard Wii 8 foot component cable plus a 6 foot monster cable from the switcher to the projector. I'll try that. I'm not sure whether to hope it's because of my switcher, though, because it wasn't very cheap and I have about 5000 things to hook up. Can you suggest any effective switching solutions that won't screw up signals and support a whole bunch of component/optical connections?
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It is worth just getting a few RCA to RCA female to female barrel adapters and trying them out to see what happens. It may do nothing, but for the 5 bucks or so it'll cost you, it will definitely let you know if the issue is with the projector or with the switcher.

I've got no specific recommendations for the switcher.
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Wii through a component switch is problematic. It's not your PJ. Here are some suggestions from an AVS thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=794739
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