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Toshiba 26AV502U (new) video dropout if VHS tapeis not perfect

Bought new Toshiba TV
get black screen with ( no video input ) if tape playing on DVD/ VHS player is not perfect.
DVDs playing on same player have no problem.

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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.

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