I have called the tech help for my cable co. and have checked and rechecked the cables at every input to the tv including the input from the remote plus anything coming from the wall and still no picture. When I go through the channels it's a repeated "snow"for about one second and then a blue screen. Then a notice that there is no signal comes on the screen, but at the Shaw end, everything is fine.The vcr/dvd doesn't have a picture either. I can hear the vcr running, but nothing on screen.
The tv was working fine, until I switched it off for the day - when I turned it on again a few hours later, that's when I discovered the problem, so no one had touched the whole setup all day.
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Haha good post. This sounds very much like a weak signal coming into your sets.
First thing to do is to cut the VCR out of the TV input as a trial. Take the antenna input plug out of the VCR and plug it into the TV directly instead of the cable from the VCR to the TV input. If the picture improves then you know the VCR input/output for the signal cable is faulty.
However I think there will not be a change. Digital TV signals need the very best signal you can get in your area, and if a critical inspection is given to the antenna, downlead, and cable to the back of the VCR, something will be found faulty I believe.
In my case I knew the antenna was OK, and had not thought about the cable from the wall to the PVR and TV. All it was, this short cable was poor quality, and - poor pictures on the TV, plus no ABC stations at all.
You need quad shield cable, called "RG6", all the way down, and "F-connectors" at each join as far as possible, maybe also a proper digital aerial, and once all that is OK, then search for new stations by the usual procedure. You will find a good picture, and sadly, reams of rubbish programs.
You need a TV cable though ANY cable might work. But definitively the only way to connect a VCR co a TV is through the antena setting TV to channel 3 or 4. Even if you can't see it, all old TV sets must have an antena input. If you can't find it, call a TV repairman, should help to make a connection.
1) Connect the cable box antenna output (may be labeled "out to TV", "antenna out", "catv out" or even something else, but the key is it will say "out") to the VCR's antenna input. From the VCR's antenna output (out to tv, etc.) you connect to the TV's antenna input. For these connections you use RF cables, the kind with something called F-connectors on the ends. (These cables are available with screw-on or push-on type plugs. Use the screw-on type which makes a more reliable connection.) Set your VCR and TV both on the cable box output channel. This will be either 3 or 4, depending on how the box is set up. With this setup you can record whatever program is coming from the box by having the VCR record on the box output channel. Unfortunately, you can't record shows that are on different cable channels unless you'll be there to change channels on the box. (There are some VCRs that can control a cable box to switch channels, but I don't believe your model does.) You also can't watch one channel while recording a different one.
2) (This won't work if your TV doesn't have a video input available.) Connect the cable box to the VCR and the VCR to the TV with audio/video cables. These are the ones with RCA plugs, color-coded red and white for right and left channel sound and yellow for video. Set the VCR to line input and the TV to the input you have the VCR connected to. This connection setup gives a better picture and sound quality that the RF connection described above. You still have the same restrictions on recording, though.
Sounds a little confusing, I know. Just remember that inputs connect to outputs and you'll be set up in no time.
Usually one connects a RF [cable tv, Dish tv, antenna ] cable to the INPUT of VCR & a RF cable output to tv (antenna )INPUT .The reason is that if you are watching TV reception (Cable, Dish, etc) and you want to watch VCR tape, just push the tape in and it should start playing picture. From what I understand that you are trying to say:: [ YOUR NEW TV ! ] you MUST connect to the RCA jacks, CABLE S with RCA plugs that come out of the VCR to the new TV [ INPUT & OUTPUT] jacks .When you ["" use input botton on VCR remote"" ] you are using a DIFFERENT input signal. You are not letting the TV know that you are changing the signal from RF(antenna, Cable, Dish,etc)to the RCA signal ["" I use my input botton on my vcr remote""]
Please recheck the model. It looks like it is the DVP33040V/17 model.
You said you cannot set or play DVD/VCR tapes.
1. Is this unit hooked up properly to your TV?
2. Is your TV set to its correct viewing channel?
This is the tunerless model so the very basic way of connecting this to the TV is using the composite cables (yellow/red/white). Then find the correct viewing channel on the TV. Note:IT IS NOT CHANNEL 3 OR 4. It depends on your TV make. Most of the time it is called AV, VIDEO, INPUT, SOURCE, EXT, AUX, GAME,etc. Most of the time, the TV remote control has a specific button with those labels. You can also check your TV manual how to get the VIDEO channel when using the composite cables.
Furthermore, if you would do recordings, you will need an extenal tuner (cable box or satellite box) for this unit. You have to connect an external tuner box using another set of composite AV cables - that is:
AV out from the cable/satellite box to VCR IN on the DVD/VCR.
Check the cable connections and/or replace the cables to the AV2 input.
If replacing the cable doesn't provide a solution, try running your DVD through the input. Since it works fine now, you would be checking the input AV2 by putting your working DVD. If the DVD plays with no problems, the input is fine.
Also try the VCR using coax into the TV instead of RCA into AV2. This will give you some idea about the condition of the VCR.
I know the avr 1602 well....What exactly do you mean "I have my TV cable service wired to the Denon".....Do you mean the actual co-ax cable ?....
The denon is only able to switch raw video and audio signals.
What do I mean by that ?....IF you are running your co-ax cable from your cable company directly into the back of the denon, it won't work. The Denon has an AM-FM tuner, but not a video tuner ( channels 1-121)....If this is what you are doing, then you want to run it to your samsung first ( as long as the samsung has a tuner so you can change channels ).
If the samsung operates like an old VCR, whereby you can plug the cable company co-ax cable into the back of it, and change channels with the samsung, then that is what you must do. You would then hook up the OUTPUTS of the samsing to the VCR or DVD inputs on the Denon receiver. ( use DVD inputs on the denon if the samsung has optical audio out, and use an optical cable as well for better sound ).
You would then use the Denon for the sound, and hook up your TV to the Monitor out jack on the back of the Denon.
The Denon is like a big switchbox. You plug your DVD, VCR, Satellite, video game, or what-have-you into the Denon. Then you use the denon to route the signal to your TV for the picture, and the denon takes care of the sound.
Hope this helps, and remember to always follow your owners manual.......Rob