20 Most Recent Goldstar GBV241 DVD Player/VCR Questions & Answers


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Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018


Stuck in Progressive Scan Mode??? Remove the disc(s) from the changer, make sure TV is on Blue Screen...should say "Progressive Scan Mode".......Simply press and hold the stop button for 5-10 seconds and it will reset.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on May 21, 2015


You need to take the cover off and look inside to see if there is something inside that should not be. Perhaps you can look with a flashlight through the entrance hole. You could pick up the machine and shake it and see if anything is rattling around. These things have many plastic and nylon parts which can break over time and the machine will sense a problem and eject. If you cannot find a problem by the suggestions above then it will need to go for repair-unfortunately it would probably cost more than it is worth to have it repaired.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on May 16, 2014


This would normally happen when a DVD from the wrong region is inserted. I can't find any region hack on the Net for this model

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Aug 24, 2013


I'm assuming that the cables are correctly plugged in and the correct input is selsected, as explained in the manual, at pages 10 to 13. If you no longer have the manual get it from here
http://www.retrevo.com/support/LG-GBV241-DVD-Players-manual/id/567ag923/t/2/
I also assumed that you have tried all 3 types of connections that this unit has (Composite, S-video and Component) and the unit behaves the same with all of them.
The image delivered by the unit is in an interlaced format - the normal one, it can't deliver progressive. So it appears that either the tv is set on the wrong format or the there is something wrong in one of them.
Connect the LG to another tv and try it there. If it works just fine then the defect is in the tv - the AV circuit is no longer identifying the signal correctly. A visit by a repairman will be mandatory for that, it will be expensive to fix.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011


Most Goldstar VCRs only have an analog tuner. (TVs do not often have an option to output their video to another device.)

So first what is the source of the TV program? If it is an OTA analog or CATV cable. Set up the VCR normally by connecting the incoming signal cable to the VCR and then use the coax out to the TV. Scan for channels and set the VCR to record the desired program. (Either use the timed record or one touch record method.)

If your source is digital, you will need a set top box (either a digital to analog converter or cable box). To split an incoming OTA signal between your TV and the converter box, you can use a switch or a splitter. (A splitter will give lower signal strength to both the TV and the converter box.)

Depending on the box, you can either connect a coax cable from the box to the VCR and then to the TV or composite video from the box to the VCR. If you use coax, set the converter to channel 3 or channel 4 and record that channel. Otherwise set the VCR to record Line 1.

To record, put in a tape with sufficient space available with an intact safety tab. For One Touch Recording, set the VCR to the desired channel and tape speed. Then press Rec. Press several time for a timed recording. For Timed recording, press Menu > Program. Press Select and move through the list to program day to record, the start/stop time, and channel, etc. When done, press Menu to save the setting. The timer light should come on (most VCRs will turn off).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011


You can download a free pdf of the operation manual for this particular model from:

http://www.retrevo.com/support/LG-GBV241-DVD-Players-manual/id/567ag923/t/2/

(copy and paste link into your browser - no subscription required)

I hope this helps a bit.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on May 20, 2011


Try this: with the unit on, but no disc inserted, press and hold STOP button on the front panel, not the remote - for 10 seconds, then release. This should turn the progressive scan off and restore your picture on TV (interlace should be the default setting in the DVD player). This trick works for Zenith DVD players as well.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


First, try a different DVD. If this activity is present for all your DVDs then the laser either has a dirty lens or the laser LED itself is starting to fail.
If you know how to do it, you can try increasing the bias on the LED, but chances are that will only help for a while, and the laser will eventually burn out completely.
It's time to start looking for a replacement unit, unless cleaning the laser lens fixes the problem.

If the unit reads other DVDs then obviously the DVD itself is defective and not the player.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


If your TV does not support progressive scan, you won't be able to get out of the blue screen. The only way to solve this issue is to connect the unit to a multistandard TV which has this capability, then in the player's on screen menu, look for anything that would allow you to select either progressive or interlace as its video output (or has progressive on and off feature) - and switch progressive 'off'. This should revert the output back to interlace. Then unplug the combo, reconnect it to your original set, and it should work fine after that.

Not impossible to correct, but a real pain if progressive is selected in a DVD player's output and the TV does not have that feature. Some DVD players have progressive output as a default option in their setup. Reverting it to interlace or turning it off so it matches the TV it is connected to should solve this problem.

Goldstar GBV241... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011

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