Originally Posted by JeffCross
Well, I fixed it myself. But for others who may this issue, this is what I found. The converter box that switches it from component video to hdmi video requires usb power. The audio runs through the radio to the speakers.
The cable that connects the usb power from the AS to this box had jiggled loose. Once I reseeded the cable from USB power to the box it worked immediately.
... and I figured it out. Both connections seemed solid, but after I unplugged and replugged, the DVD player works perfectly. I'm out in the middle of nowhere with nothing but books and DVDs for entertainment, so this made for a relaxing evening. Thank you, Jeff!