Recently all of our colors went out of whack all of a sudden on 3 and input 4. On DVR recording and DVD's too.
So we called the TV repair man - he fixed it brought it back - not fixed - called him again - fixed it brought it back - not fixed. Called the repair man - went to the shop to verify it worked - looked fine but it was not hooked up to HD -- brought it home - it worked well on 3, DVD's and the DVR recordings BUT when you place the TV on input 4 with HD the colors are whacked out again. Removed the HD cables and everything is fine on input 4 - replace the cables and its whacked again. I changed cable boxes but not the cables. Hooked up the new cable box - colors whacked out again only on input 4 with HD. Could it be the HD cables or is there something still wrong with the TV.
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To get the functionality you're looking for you'll need to to take the cable running from your DVR output and connect it to the input on your DVD recorder. Next you want to connect a cable from your DVD recorder output and connect it to your TV. If this is an HD set up you want to use HD Cables for all of the connections.
you most likely need to replace the convergence ICs. If you are lucky, they may have unsoldered pin connections at the PCB, you can try re-soldering those loose pins. What usually happens is that because of the heat generated, the pins have become detached at the IC also, thus the need to replace the ICs. Some of these have either fuses or resistors to the ICs that have also opened & will need replaced also.
If you own a Digital Video Recorder, such as TiVo, or a DVR from a Cable or Satellite provider, then you know you can record to the device's hard drive to view TV shows at a later time, much like the old VCR. However, saving those TV shows becomes difficult as the Hard Drive starts to fill up. The answer to saving your shows is to record them to DVD! This can be accomplished easily by hooking up a DVD Recorder to your DVR
1)record a TV show on your DVR that you want to save to DVD!
2)Turn on the DVR, DVD Recorder and the TV that the DVD Recorder is connected to. In my case, I have my Samsung DVD Recorder (no hard drive) hooked up to my TV via an RCA Audio/Video cable from the rear outputs on the DVD Recorder to the rear RCA inputs on my TV. I use a seperate DVD Player for playing DVDs, but if you use your DVD Recorder as a player as well, use the best cable connections you can to connect to the TV. See the articleTypes of A/V Cablesfor more info.
3)Connect an S-Video or RCA video cable and composite stereo cables (red and white RCA plugs) from the DVR to the inputs on your DVD Recorder. If your TV has Component inputs, connect the Component Out from the DVD Recorder to the Component In on the TV, otherwise you can use S-Video or Composite. You will still need to use RCA audio with your video connection.
4)Change the input on your DVD Recorder to match the inputs you are using. Since I'm using the rear S-Video input, I change my input to "L1", which is the input for recording using the rear S-Video input. If I was recording using the front analog cables it would be "L2", the front Firewire input, "DV". The input select can typically be changed using the DVD Recorder remote.
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leave coaxcil cable on dvr ;unplug the colored wires from the dvr output and plug them into the output of the recorder;plug a second set of colored wires into output of dvr and into input of recorder;be sure to set recorder input to proper setting on recorder (input one or two) now you should be able to record what your dvr plays or just use it as a dvd player ; you will need to have all three on to watch tv though.
Make sure when you do the process two things: one, a blank tape or If it is a dvd recorder, a blank disk is inserted, in the tape make sure the tab that prevents recording is not broken.Two, before exit the timer recording menu, make sure that there is not a instruction that says "done" or "confirm" or any word meaning that all the steps went through.
Have you tried swapping cables to see if you have a defective cable, or just checking to make sure all the connections are tight? I had strange color when I changed my dvd player and finally traced the problem to one of the component video connectors being slightly pulled off of the back of the dvd player.