Philips DVDR985 Component Problem



Just pulled out my trusty Philips DVDR985 out of storage. The machine works fine except when trying to record using the Component (EXT3) input. When the record button is pushed I get a No Signal message. My cable box component output goes to a component switch box. Then from there I have 2 component outputs. One goes to the TV and the other to the 985. I tried swapping them. The TV works fine but the 985 still says No Signal. Could friggin’ Comcast have the component output copyright protected ? Am I forced to use an S-Video ?