I have this same issue. My tv has no HDMI input or output so I'm using only the componet cabels. However, when I turn the Slingbox 500 on the logo appears for only a few seconds followed by static then no image at all. I've checked all my cables and set up, but nothing is working. I have Verizon FiOS. Does anyone have a solution or a similar problem? Is my Slingbox 500 defective? Any help would be much appreciated.