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I have a new LG flat screen tv. We still like to use a VCR to record and watch the recordings, but the picture quality is poor and tracking doesn't fix it's shaking.

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SOURCE: Sanyo DRW-1000 DVD Recorder / VCR Combo

if you have not plug out your set for a while then i recommend to do now leave it for about 2 days then plug it in back if it does the same problem,then have a tech look at your set.good luck

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

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SOURCE: S-video imput not working

I had the same problem. Solved it by going to Set Up, Video Selection, then choosing the S- Video input jack, vs the default. Now if I could just get it to pass video when the unit is off...

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: poor viewing with VCR

how do you have the combo connection and dish network hooked to the tv ? if you have an s-video , yellow RCA jack video or component video hooked to the same input then it will act this way, because two inputs cannot be on the same video input # on the tv.
is this what is happening? or how are you connecting it?

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: How to fix tracking on SV2000 DVD/VCR Combo Player, WV806 ((VCR))

can't get the SV2000 dvd/vcr to record

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a Samsung

Hi, Check the settings in the TV menu. Set the sharpness abit higher. Also if you have already you need a set top box (PVR) to view digital signal and to record it as well. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 21, 2011

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Records & dubs but very poor resolution


Hi,

You've got a Dish Network's HD DVR and a Toshiba 720P HDTV - so this part of the mix will maintain the HD pictures and high quality digital audio that you're used to seeing.

The trouble begins when you introduced the Magnavox VCR / DVD device. The highest quality video content that this device can record is the 480 type, regardless of the input or source quality - which in your case would be 720P via HDMI cables. 480 is considered "SD" or "standard definition". This is the weakest link in your setup and is responsible for your unsatisfactory results.

The Magnavox will "upconvert" to 1080 lines of resolution. The key here is the term "upconvert" True HD recordings are taken of a scene and capturing either 720 or 1080 lines of resolution in the image or video (such as a camera taking a photo or video); or recording the playback of a previously recorded 720 or 1080 lines of resolution source. Recording a 480 lines of resolution source with a an 720 or 1080 lines of resolution device will not make the image HD. The recording can not possibly be better than the original. In fact, due to losses, each generation of copy becomes worse and worse. Upconverting simply "fills in" the missing parts between the 480 source and 720 or 1080 output with what it "thinks" is missing data. The results are what you see on the screen. The original capture did not save more info that 480 lines of resolution so it is really impossible to improve it.

The recording can not ever exceed the quality of the original (the Dish Network DVR at 720 or more) and will only be as good as the weakest link (the Magnavox DVD / VCR at 480). Additionally, the moment you change from digital to analog, you lose quality instantly. Digital signals - both video and audio will always be faithfully reproduced do to error correcting technology, etc. that simply isn't available in the analog world.

You need to use a digital recorder capable of capturing and playing back of 720 or 1080 lines of resolution video and AC3 audio for optimum video and audio on a Blu Ray recorder or other device with hard drives or memory such as MP3 recorder. Otherwise you'll have to accept reduced quality of standard L & R analog audio and 480 lines of resolution of SD video. You can not expect HD audio and video if you try to save to equipment designed for SD / analog.

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I have just bought a 40 inch HD LCD TV, I want to purchase a combo VCR/DVD HD to be able to record channel 11(the new free to air channels HD). Big W gave the model No. RC 689 D to me but they were not...


The VCR/DVD combo that you purchased will be able to record what you wish to a VHS tape at low quality or to a DVD at a higher quality.

  1. Coax cable (round and screw on) from the antenna to VCR/DVD
  2. Coax/AV/HDMI cable (only need 1) from the VCR/DVD player to TV
  3. TV on and turned to the input matching the cable you used in step 2
  4. Turn on VCR/DVD and use the remote control included with this unit. Not the TV's
  5. Turn it to the channel 11 on the VCR/DVD
  6. Put in a VHS tape or DVD-R to record onto
  7. You will be able to hit record whenever the show comes on or used timed recording in the menu to schedule it ahead of time

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Hi, I have a Samsung HR720 DVD-TV recorder and since we have gone digital the quality of the picture recorded is blurry. I have checked the back of the recorder and it doesn't appear to be any option...


Hi, Check the settings in the TV menu. Set the sharpness abit higher. Also if you have already you need a set top box (PVR) to view digital signal and to record it as well. Good luck.

Jul 21, 2011 | Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder

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G'day, I have an LG HDD/DVD recorder (model RH298H) connected to an LG plasma screen digital TV via an HDMI cable. On the TV I have crystal clear digital television (and able to tune all the digital TV...


You have probably found out now that you would need to get your digital reception by connecting a set top box to the LG, say to AV1, then select AV1 when making a recording.

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Can't get LG DVD to record


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Everytime I record a programme and try to play it, the picture jumps throught. I cannot find a tracking button, is there one?


No, it's auto tracking on that model. Check the condition of the tape you are recording on.
If its old it will record in poor quality, also try running a tape head cleaner, a wet one is best.
If that solves the problem for a while, say 3 or 4 plays, then it returns then the tapes are old and probably not usable.
I hope this helps.

May 09, 2009 | Funai PY90VG DVD Player/VCR

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Poor viewing with VCR


how do you have the combo connection and dish network hooked to the tv ? if you have an s-video , yellow RCA jack video or component video hooked to the same input then it will act this way, because two inputs cannot be on the same video input # on the tv.
is this what is happening? or how are you connecting it?

Jan 04, 2009 | Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD Player/VCR

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Connecting TV to DVD / VCR Recorder


Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

I am assuming that what you intend to do is:
  • record a TV channel/program/show either on VCR or DVD;
  • while at the same time watching another TV channel/program/show directly on the TV.
Yes, but only if you are not using/needing a cable decoder box. To do this, the coaxial cable from your provider would have to be made to supply both the RF/ANT/CABLE IN of the VCR/DVD and the TV. To accomplish this, you would need a 2-way splitter. One input to the splitter, 2 outputs, one each for the DVD/VCR and the TV. The DVD/VCR would have to be connected to the TV using yellow, white & red RCA cables. To watch DVD, VCR and/or what is being recorded on the DVD/VCR, set the TV to Video mode. To watch regular TV, select the channels on the TV.

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VCR tape playback not good


Check your "tracking" If the tape played fine in the old machine, then tracking is the answer, provided that the new machine records good.

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Unable to connect philips dvd recorder/vcr recorder to philips flat screen 19pfl4322 tv. HAVE AV 1 AND AV2 ON FLAT SCREEN TV BUT RECORDER WILL NOT GIVE MENU PICTURE. COAXIAL CABLE ATTACHED TO VCR AHD...


make sure that av 1 out on the dvd go into av1 in on the screen and av2out goes to av2in onto the screen.make sure the cable is not loose.press av on the tv remote till you find it. same with the vcr remote

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