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No input signal

Hi,i have a freeview digital box and when i connect my archos av500 to record from tv it says , no input signal in videocorder,i would be grateful for any help, thank-you.

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  • KGodf_40 Apr 14, 2009

    i have the same problem with sky,i set it up and it says no imput signal.why does it say this.please help.

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Ensure your tv is in av1 mode

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