My dad's DVD player shows a split screen or wavy black/white/gray lines when a DVD is inserted. Tried 3 different DVDS, 2 home recorded and 1 profesionally recorded and got same thing. Any suggestions? No problems on the VCR side.
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Re: JVC HR-XV33U DVD/VCR
The problem probably lies in the analog to digital
converter. This is a hardware IC problem usually only repairable by changing the board. In most cases, this is cost prohibitive. My suggestion is to check the back of the unit and see if it has
external video in jacks. Or auxillary in , if it does buy a cheap DVD player from one of the big box stores. Also if you do this buy the replacement warranty, it usually only costs $10 or less. Scrivitron
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This is really strange. This summer my DVD side of my JVC Combo did the same thing. I went through the circuitry with a scope but I couldn't nail it down to one component. I called JVC about a new board but they wanted more than a new unit costs. They wouldn't tell me if this is a problem across the whole line. I ended up buying a new Panasonic combo at WalMart for less than $100. Its working well for now.
It is probably not your VCR. If it is only the Seinfeld DVD's then the format that the production company wrote on those few episodes are incompatible with your vcr. I know I'm not solving your problem much, but don't go waste money on a brand new Vcr when not needed.
there are guide posts that the tape goes around, they need to be adjusted if your good at that stuff take off cover and while playing tape be careful you could damage video head.with flat srew drive . adjust right post buy turning clockwise or counter clockwise. this could be hard i hope i helped , When i first started ny video shop 1987 we started doing only vcrs.
The video head also could be bad. thanks doctor video
have you tried other devices for input...vcr, or other dvd players to see if it is a problem with the player or with the tv? Check the output setting for the dvd player (1080i etc) and ensure you are connecting to the proper inputs for either analog or digital signals (RCA inputs or RGB).