Philips DVDR985 Component Problem

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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 ?