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DVD/vhs combo We have a DVD/vhs combo machine. When we play a DVD, we get a red band at the top of the TV screen and a green band at the bottom of the screen and only the band in the middle is normal. It's not an old machine and worked fine on my Mum's old TV but this started when we moved the player to our house. The TV plays just fine on it's own, no red and green, perfect colour. We can't find anything on the remote menu to fix this, we can't find anything on the TV remote to fix it with either and think it must be the player because the TV is fine on it's own. It's impossible to watch anything because it's so annoying! The sound is fine and the tracking is fine.. Help! Thanks very much Philippa

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Re: DVD/vhs combo

How is the vhs? if is ok, then the problem is the dvd and theres nothing to do with remotes, all point to a bad chip(Ic) and you gona need a tech, if the problem is with the vhs too, then try with another set of cable from the set to the tv...good luck

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