Sadly a real issue.

It's not limited to just this device but many. I've worked around this by putting the video signal through other devices or recording to tape/HDD on a video recorder and playing from that device. It's not loose cables and it is very familiar to me.

This is just too well discussed on the net and I'm going to stop here and share what I use. There are newer models.
A Philips DVDR3576H.