Entertainment system arrangement: Toshiba 32D46 TV, Onkyo A/V Tuner/Amp, Sony CD/DVD Player, Sony VHS player, Sony Cassette Tape Plaer.
CD/DVD Player plays both audio and video DVDs.
Onkyo A/V Tuner/Amp controls: CD/DVD Player, VHS Player, Cassette Player, and controls TV as monitor for video DVDs.
Problem: When CD/DVD Player powered and in video DVD mode, the DVD is operating correctly and the audio portion of the DVD can be heard, but I cannot get the TV to operate as the monitor for the DVD. I get a black screen or a mostly black screen with some distorion lines.
None of the operating manuals are sufficiently clear on how to get the TV to actually show the video image.
Since the CD/DVD Player seems to be operating correctly, through the A/V Tuner/Amp, which is accurately tracking the DVD operation, it seems the difficulty is how to correctly use the TV remote to actuate the video image for the DVD.
What are the steps/procedure for the Toshiba remote to actuate the picture for the DVD?
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Re: using remote to play video DVD
You need to bypass your A/V tuner for your video connections (if possible). Plug your video directly into the TV and audio into the tuner. This will also give you a cleaner signal/picture as it does not have to processed by your tuner BEFORE it goes to your tv. Think of it as cutting out the middle man. Your tuner is best left for powering your speaker and not controlling your video despite all of the available connections in the back of it.
I would also get rid of your VHS and cassette players as they are dead technology. Clean up your system and remove the clutter. This will lessen your chance of getting interference. Good luck!!
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Becuase this model IS a DVD player, the remote controller will not allow another of the same type. This remote can be programmed to control a TV, Cable Box, DBS tuner, and VCR. It will not control VHS or another DVD player
If the entire VHS is full then you can easily transfer the VHS contents to the DVD. The video will play while it is recording onto the DVD, but you don't have to have it hooked up to any TV for it to record. Now if you don't know how long the VHS content is that you want to record to DVD, then you will have to hook up the player to a TV so that you can press stop when you reach the end of the content you want recorded. At least this is true in the way that I use to transfer VHS to DVD:
1) Turn on the unit 2) Insert VHS tape 3) Insert DVD-+R or DVD-+ RW 4) Using remote, press VCR 5)Using remote, press play then pause the tape where you want to start recording. 6)Using remote, press DVD 7) Using the remote, press DUBBING. The VHS should start to play and the DVD should start recording
When using this method, don't hit the RECORD button!
For a toshiba DVD player there should be a s-video input. For a vhs you must have a vhs player that has a component/s-video output. Hook up the vhs player to the dvd recorder using an s-video cable and press play on the vhs player. Then press record on the dvd recorder.
Negative. Here are the specs for your TV/DVD combo: I hope this solution is helpful. Please take a moment to rate this solution.
Type: DVD player - built-in
Media Type: DVD, CD, Video CD
DVD Repeat Modes: A-B repeat, title, chapter
CD Playback Modes: Program play, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat
Analog TV Tuner: NTSC
Reception System: NTSC-M
Analog Channel Qty: 181 channel(s)
Channel Coverage: VHF:2-13, UHF:14-69, Cable:1-125
MTS Stereo: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Closed Caption Capability: Yes
Closed Captioning on Mute: Yes
Type: Remote control - infrared
Features: Back-lit buttons
1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - front
1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front
Had problem checked by local outfit called "Circuit Pro"; their analysis was compatibility. Actual answer was that the Toshiba required a better quality input from "any" VHS source. I finally took a "less than perfect" VHS tape with me when I returned the Toshiba TV to the store and demonstrated the problem to one of the TV sales people. He played the VHS tape through a display VHS/DVD player to three different brands of TV. The picture was often "black screen" on a Toshiba, but was merely poor quality on the other two brands. I upgraded to a Sony KDL26M4000 from the Toshiba 26AV502U.
The RF converter takes the Red/White/Yellow as INPUTS and converts them to either channel 3 or 4. You need to go the other way. You need a tuner or another VCR to convert from RF (channel 3 or 4) to a standard AV signal (Red/White/Yel).
My configuration: ZONE 1 (living room) DishNetwork Dual Tuner DVR Tuner 1 [S-Video out] -> [S-Video in] ONKYO TX-SR875 [HDMI out] -> [HDMI in] Sony KDS-60A3000 rear projection TV
ZONE 2 (living room) DishNetwork Dual Tuner DVR Tuner 2 [Composite Video out] -> [Composite Video in] ONKYO TX-SR875 [Composite Video out] -> [Composite Video in] Samsung AQUOS LCD TV
Problem: ONKYO receiver stops sending video signal to my ZONE 1 Sony TV through the HDMI connection. ZONE 2 may still receive video. (NOTE: the issue might be related to the upconverter circuitry?)
Symptom: I couldn't see any video, but I could hear the Tuner 1 audio through my ONKYO. An important clue is that I couldn't see ONKYO's on-screen display menu on my TV when hitting the [Setup] button on my remote. But, I could see my TV's Sony-based menus and display options.
Solution: 1. Put all ZONES in Standby mode using the remote. Hit these buttons on remote: [Receiver], then [Standby]. [Receiver], [ZONE2], then [Standby], [Receiver], [ZONE3], then [Standby]. You should NOT see any lights on the ONKYO except maybe one red led near the power button. 2. Pull the power plug out of the back of the ONKYO, and leave unplugged for 20-30 seconds. Turning off any power center it is connected to isn't enough. You MUST unplug the power from the back of the ONKYO for 20-30 seconds. 3. Reconnect the power cord to the ONKYO. 4. Using the remote, set ZONE1 to a video source known to be working. If you don't see video, try leaving the power cord off for a longer period.
I know it sounds too simple to work, but that's what brought the video back for me the few times the video stopped displaying. Hope it works for you.