Question about Toshiba D-R400
Just purchased a Panasonic 42" Plasma HDTV. Have an HDMI cable from TV to Toshiba D-R400. Cable from Comcast goes into Onkyo Receiver (no cable box). RCA cables run from Onkyo receiver to Toshiba.
Per the manual, I have set the clock, formatted a Sony DVRW disk then followed the basic recorded instructions. What stumps me is that I do not have a cable box so I cannot choose the channel per pg 35 "Basic Recording & One-Touch Timer Recording". The exact text reads: "Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the appropriate external input position (L1/L2) to which your cable/satellite box is connected (mine is L1, I guess). Then select the desired channel to record on the cable/satellite box." This is were I get into trouble.
Any suggestions? No picture, no sounds, nothing records from the TV.
Are you trying to record cable programming with your DVD recorder? If so, you might want to try using component cable as HDMI does have a copy protection circuit that might be preventing your recorder from receiving the image. Just try to connect the cable box component (RED/GREEN/BLUE) cable to your DVD recorder. If that doesn't work, then try to change everything over to component cables. HDMI is a great cable to use but it the only required to display 1080p images and the only current source that uses 1080p is a bluray player. Everything else, such as your cable box and DVD recorder is 1080i and component cables are perfect for it.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
I solved the same problem by disabling SIMPLINK from OPTIONS menu. I own the LG TV myself. The LG TV comes SIMPLINK "ON" as default setting from the factory. Go to MEMU -> OPTIONS -> Turn SIMPLINK to "OFF". This should work....
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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