I have Panasonic TH-42PZ85E Plasma TV. When connecting with SCART, it automatically selects the input when the connected device (VCR, Sat Receiver, etc.) turned on; but when connecting with HDMI, auto selection does not work.
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Hi there, You will need to determine if your DVD player is HDMI or Scart. If you connect it via a scart lead, then it should automatically turn on when you power it up, if not it will be located on your tv under the appropriate source/input label, ie AV1/AV2, or SCART. If you are using a HDMI lead, then you will have to turn it over yourself, as HDMI does not support switching control. To do this, locate the input button on your remote (sometimes labled source) and press it until you can select the correct HDMI input using either the directional buttons, or by repeatedly pressing the input button. Hope this helps TV_Doctor
As the sat box got 2 scarts connector on back, or as tv got 2 scart connectors on it if so connect output from dvd to scart connector on sat box or tv when play is selected on dvd tv should auto switch a-v input (21pin scart lead will be required
Do you have an S Video cable connection on the DVD player? I'd try that If you have one or component (red green blue) cable or even the composite (yellow) connection. The SCART connection on the input PCB of the tv could be damaged. The cost of this board may be pricey so if you can use the other type of connections with the DVD player I'd recommend that or get a DVD player that has one of those. Your model does not have HDMI so those are your only other options. Hope this helped
Symptom: TV shuts off unless all the input (phono and HDMI) cables are disconnected. The symptom may be intermittent. Cause: There is an abnormal AC voltage entering the TV from one of the input cables or AC outlet. Remedy: Follow the Testing procedure to determine if there is a problem external to the product.
Concept Constant symptom If the TV no longer shuts off when all input cables are disconnected, then one of the input cables is introducing abnormal voltages into the TV. Panasonic Plasma TV sets have 3 wire AC plugs. As a result, abnormal voltages introduced into this TV will cause the TV to shut off for protection. Intermittent symptom If the abnormal input voltage is borderline (marginal), the TV shut off symptom may be intermittent. However the cause may still be detectable with a voltmeter. Protection Proof: Release the protect mode - the TV has to be unplugged to reset this protection circuit.
Threats from the HDMI input: Excessive voltage from an HDMI cable connected product will activate the Plasma TV’s protection circuitry. Placing an isolating / buffering connector (sometimes called a voltage conditioner) between the TV and the HDMI input cable often solves the problem. Testing - Unplug all the HDMI inputs from the TV. Turn on the TV. Plug in the HDMI inputs one at a time. The cable that causes the TV to enter the protection state is connected to the product that has the excessive voltage (and signal). Avoid connecting this product until an isolating connector is found.
As crcelect suggests you can run the TV on RCA. You should also be able to use coax directly from your cable box. If you don't have cable you can use an rf converter to connect coax.
I have exactly the same problem with my Panasonic TH-42PX75U. I've been told that I may need to run a setup on my cable box to fix the problem. If I find a solution I'll provide details in a future post.
Try all of your HDMI inputs, one may be rated at the correct voltage to be able to display the video. The offical part that Panasonic was giving for this was PDPHDMIKIT, its basically a HDMI extender that regulates the voltage. The part is still available online, try partstore.com or andrews-electronics.
Try pressing input on your remote and make sure the source is selected to what you have it plagged in. For example cable box plugged into hdmi1 set input to hdmi 1. Also can you access tv setup at all? If not your tv might be bad to begin with.