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No Picture I bought this dvd recorder over a year ago from American, moved and never really tried to hook it up. Then, after settling, tried to hook it up through a cable box and then just with a coax cable. NOTHING. I stopped at American 3x asking them to just hook it up and make sure it works. They didn't and said they were too busy. I then stopped by on the last day of the warranty and they told me what "THEY" thought I was doing wrong and said they would honor the warranty if it didn't work this time. Anyone with suggestions on why I can't even get a picture through cable, dvd or tape. I stopped by American and, believe it or not, they couldn't get it to work. Shocker. They won't honor the warranty like they said. Any suggestions.

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Re: No Picture

Your dvd player needs to be repair take it to a tech for repairs the video section is the problem teh ic needs to be replaced or the whole pcboard.good luck.

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