Hi And welcome to the Shack, You may need to check the Samsung players menu and make sure it is outputting video through the proper video connection you are using. Also make sure that your Kenwood passes progressive video if your using component.
I apologize but what do you mean by progressive video from my Kenwood. I am sure I have the DVD player on the right setting just can't get the picture to the TV. I am a beginner and from what I understand all audio and video components should go IN to the receiver and OUT from the component. I have a digital optical cable that is allowing the audio to go through but I'm not sure where to connect the RCA cables to the back of the Kenwood.
I have a feeling that the Kenwood may not alow progressive video over component so what you need to try is run the component cable directly from the DVD player to the display and see if that works. If it does I would recommend leaving it that way. Another problem may be that the DVD player has up conversion capabilities? if that is the case then again the Kenwood probably wont process that.