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I cant get any video playback via LCD or via TV?

The LCD shows up as normal in record mode, but when I go to playback mode (LCD still working) the tape comes on briefly and goes back to the blue screen but the tape carries on playing? I can fforward and rewind but still JUST the blue screen?

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  • springernc Aug 06, 2008

    Same deal plays, nothing date changes to jan 1 2005 and blue screen. all functions work but no playback. help

  • den1997 Feb 08, 2009

    yea same ere but when i push play it stays blue and then changes to a fuzz and then back to blue we cant watch it even on pc



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Ah solved it cheap and quick way is 2 get a cotton bud and rub it on the head several times and it worked for us get cleaning may not need cleaning tape afterall

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Hello Meerdorf, please buy the cleaning cassete for Mini DV and try to clean the head and tape path. Best regards, Arpad

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My canon camera seems to work fine in record mode. The LCD shows the video and the timestamp, and tape is moving. Yet in playback mode no matter what Tape I use (even if I know the tape has video on it)...

The playback head is dirty. Insert a brand new tape into the drive and perform a record, through the entire tape until it reaches the end. Then play a pre-recorded tape.

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How to Play TS Video Files on Computer? There are many worldwide TV channels...

How to Play TS Video Files on Computer?
There are many worldwide TV channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, TNT, ESPN so that we can enjoy movies as we like. Is it possible to record TV shows? Of course, yes. You may find DVRs, TiVo Premiere to record your favorite TV series. You can also use TV tuner to record videos. PCTV nanoStick is one of the USB DVB-T TV tuners, which you may use to record ABC/TNT/ESPN videos.
If you record TNT video files on PC with PCTV nanoStick, you may find the output videos in .ts format. The TiVo Premiere can also produce .ts videos. To play the recorded videos on computer via home network, you may find the .ts file format is not a good choice. The general However, you can convert .ts to .mp4 for easy playback on computer players like Windows Media Player, VLC media player, QuickTime Player.
Here are the simple steps to convert recorded TV shows to computer for easy playback.
Step 1. Load recorded ABC/TNT/ESPN videos to Aunsoft Video Converter.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the TS Video Converter on your PC, and click the "Add" button to load the recorded videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose H.264 MP4 output.
Click the "Format" option and choose Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4) to convert recorded videos from .ts to .mp4 for playing on any computer. The file format .mp4 is compatible to almost all computers, and the video compression with H.264 will keep video in high quality with small file size.
Step 3. Convert TS videos to MP4 for PC playback.
Click the convert button under the preview window and the TS video converter starts converting recorded ABC/TNT/ESPN videos to MP4.
After the videos are transcoded to MP4, you can put the videos to NAS to archive the videos, and watch the videos on computer via home network. No matter your videos are from TiVo Premiere, PCTV nanoStick or DVR for TNT videos, ABC videos, you can then freely enjoy movies at home. Aunsoft Video Converter is the partner for your recorded videos for playing .ts files on computer. If you are using iMac/MacBook Pro, you can use the Mac TS video converter to facilitate HD video playback.

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Have a toshiba tp 61H95 proj TV- want to connect panasonic dvd recorder and toshiba vhs recorder so I can copy family videos to dvd- can't get hook ups set up for both to work.

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Now plug Video-Audio output of VCR in DVD recorder input and select AV Input in DVD recorder, insert VHS tape in VCR and playback it and confirm you get VHS picture and sound in TV via DVD recorder.
Hookup between TV, DVD recorder and VCR is completed.
Playback VHS tape in VCR, Insert blank DVD disc in DVD recorder and press Record while you see VHS tape picture in TV.
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My zenith vcr recorder is recording blank but not my tv show and I don't know why. I have it plugged in to my tv - I have cox cable and a tivo box. My cable box runs ino my tivo and then to my tv. My vcr...

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To be able to copy 1 camera shot to a DVD, this is what you need to do: You need to have a TV with Video in and Video out jacks.  Connect the Quad to the TV Video in jack and connect the TV Video out jack to your DVD Video in jack. Playback a single camera shot on the quad to the TV and hit record on your DVD. - The DVD will record whatever is shown on the TV. 

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How tu use video recording..


The picture that I posted shows a TZ3 mode dial. I added a blue arrow to point out an icon on the mode dial.
1. Turn the mode dial on the camera so this icon is selected.
2. Switch on the camera.
3. Aim the camera at your subject, press the shutter button halfway to focus, then press it fully to begin the video. (Just as you would take a picture.)
4. To stop taking video, press the shutter button fully again.

~When a video starts being taken, its current length will appear on the camera's LCD screen.
~Videos take up more space on the memory card than do pictures.
~If an SD memory card becomes full while recording, then the video will stop automatically.
~Videos can be played back on the camera's "PLAYBACK" mode. They can also be viewed on a TV or downloaded to a computer.


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I have a canon SD 580. When I playback the video clip it's always in fast forward mode and I can't play it normal speed. Any help?

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needs to be cleaned and possibly tension adjustments. most cases this will fit it but the video heads could need replacing.

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