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Snowy screen when I play a DVD

After Direct TV came out and changed out DVR box, the DVD burner says it is recording, but there is no picture on trying to playback, only snowy screen. I am sure it is a problem with getting the "input" correct, but I have tried everything! Direct TV says it is my problem, not theirs.

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  • flyingbunny Sep 27, 2008

    ok, I am pretty much electronic illiterate, be very specific, please. Changed out the Direct DVR box and now my DVD player doesn't show a picture on the TV. Counter shows that it is recording and playing, but cannot get it to show on the tv screen.

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Hi-

reconnecting the cables and make sure they are tightly plug in, try to do a hard reset on the receiver by pressing on the front button on front panel for 5-7 seconds, if there is no power button, unplug it for 15 mins then replug it, then try recording again. If all fails then its the DVR you are having issue with.

Hope this helps

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You need to program the DVD RW in the right way to record from DVR box.

Connect DVR box to DVD RW input port, then DVD RW output to tv.

Then set the DVD RW to record from aux channel, or line in or AV channel, depending on what cable connection you are using.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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    Ginko Sep 27, 2008


    In detail , static signal (snowy screen) means that the DVD RW had recorded on a channel with no reception.

    Probably the DVD RW had been set to record from one of the channels that is not the one where you connect the box, and receive the box signal.

    Tune up the TV on the DVD channel then explore dvd channels untill you find box signal on DVD, it will be on one of the input channels.

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Hi!!!!
try to change the cable!!!
may that helpS :)


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