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No Picture I received this DVD recorder/HD upconverter for Christmas. It has worked fine until today. When I put a dvd in, the sound comes on but there is no picture. It cannot be the connections because I have it connected to the tv via hdmi & to the directv box via av cables. The picture will not show up through either connection.

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Sounds like the digital video controller went out. you can test this on this unit by using the coax out and connecting to your tv, it seems to have its own video card looking inside the unit, however it is possible it is controlled centrally thorugh the main card in that case you will confirm by it not working and still only gettting sound through the coax.

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