I just hooked this TV up a few hours ago. Everything seems fine. I haven't gotten my HDMI cable yet as I ordered it online, and it'll be here tomorrow, so I just used the component cables. I also hooked up my external DVD player in Video 1 and tried 2. It starts...the screen from the player comes up, but it just runs and runs and runs. Nothing ever starts, and I don't get a disc error.....just nothing. Any ideas? i had it hooked up to my previous TV which wasn't HDTV. Is it possible the DVD player just died or am I doing something wrong. Seems like I followed everything in the manual.. Thanks.