Can't see/use the menu to change settings govideo vhs/dvd DV1030a
I've had this unit for a while but haven't used it much. Yesterday I was looking at the menu settings and (don't know why I did this) tried changing the dvd scan mode from interlaced to progressive. I'm not really familiar with the difference, and was just curious. Immediately the screen became scrambled and since then I only get a completely scrambled screen when the dvd mode is on, whether or not I am trying to play a dvd. Therefore I cannot see the menu to try to change it back to interlaced (assuming that's what I need to do). I really don't understand the difference or why the progressive mode isn't appropriate, but only want to be able to use my dvd player again. I cannot find anything in the manual about changing the settings except through the onscreen menu, which I currently can't see to use! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Re: Can't see/use the menu to change settings govideo...
I JUST CAME ON THIS SITE A HALF HOUR AGO.. IT IS 5:56 AM AND I HAVE BEEN WRESTLING WITH MY GO VIDEO ALL NIGHT LONG. GOOD THING I'M RETIRED. THAT BEING SAID, I READ IN THE MANUEL THAT YOU CAN RESET YOUR MACHINE TO THE FACTORY SETTINGS WHICH SHOULD DO THE TRICK.
1. PRESS AND HOLD THE POWER BUTTON FOR AT LAST FIVE SECONDS. THIS WILL
FORCE THE UNT TO POWER OFF.
2. PRESS THE POWER BUTTON AGAIN TO TURN THE UNIT BACK.ON.
3. UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND WAIT AT LEAST FIVE SECONDS AND PLUG IT BACK IN. AGAIN. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL WORK. I WISH MY PROBLEM WAS SO EASY. LET KNOW.
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most dvd players have a region code and you must know what code yours is in, oryou can't play any dvd's, try and find your dvd code,by the way you can only change the code ,think it is 5 times , then it will stay in that code and cannot be changed.
I've had this problem (No disc) with my VR2940 and was preparing to open it up and find and clean the lens that detects the disc. This was suggested as a solution. However, I used a can of compressed air (enviro-duster) and sprayed air in the drive slot (back and forth since I don't know where the lens is located). No problem since, but I keep a can handy. Norm
Which model do you have? Some of the GoVideo DVD/VCR units are only DVD players so you can only record to the VHS tape. If you have a DVD writer version, you may find it tedious but doable. First load the blank DVD and set the Disc Record mode (you will see an on-screen prompt) for VR (this lets you do more editing of the video) or Video (this choice is compatible with more players). Then set the REC Mode by pressing that button repeatedly (SP (2 hours per disc), LP or XP(1 hour per disc). For one-touch recording (recording the current program that you are receiving on the device), select your Channel and Audio track then press REC. If you press REC several times, you will set when the recording stops. Otherwise it will not end until you press STOP.
For timed recording, press Timer Record. Then go through all the items to set the DVD recording information. Record mode, Channel, start and stop times. The left and right arrows let you change menu sections and the up down scroll through the settings. Press Enter to save the programmed recording. Then press Return. Make sure blank media (or with enough room for the programmed item) is in the machine. On some units, you will need to turn off the machine for the Timed Recording to work.
For recording from external sources, press Input instead of Channel.
For any recording, leave a bit of extra space on the disc to Finalize the DVD if you will want to play the disc on other players.
Unfortunately, size limitation of what could be attached prevents posting a connection diagram. Still, proposed connection scheme:
4250HDC's HDMI to Panasonic's HDMI 1 or 2;
4250HDC's VIDEO OUT to GoVideo's LINE IN 1 VIDEO;
4250HDC's AUDIO OUT to 2 pcs of RCA Splitters (shown below);
1 pair from the 2 splitters to GoVideo's LINE IN 1 R-AUDIO-L;
the other pair to Yamaha's LD/TV L & R;
GoVideo's LINE OUT VIDEO to Panasonic's VIDEO IN 1 VIDEO;
GoVideo's LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L to 2 more RCA Splitters;
1 pair from the 2 splitters to Panasonic's VIDEO IN 1 L-AUDIO-R;
the other pair to Yamaha's VCR 1 IN L & R;
to watch cable TV in HD quality, set Panasonic to HDMI 1 or 2 by pressing Panasonic remote's INPUT button, then 3 (or 4), then OK;
to hear cable TV programs on Yamaha's speakers, set Yamaha to LD/TV;
to watch DVD or VHS, set Panasonic to Video 1 by pressing Panasonic remote's INPUT button, then 6, then OK;
to hear DVD or VHS on Yamaha's speakers, set Yamaha to VCR 1;
to record cable TV programs, press GoVideo remote's TV VIEW button a couple of times to cycle through the signal sources or until Line 1 is displayed.
The use of the splitter shown below would effectively double the AUDIO OUT of the cable box and the DVD/VCR combo to feed both the TV and the stereo. Additionally, this would allow use of the cable box and/or the DVD/VCR combo with or without the Yamaha.
It sounds like you may have enabled the progressive scan output on your DVD-VHS combo. This is a correct setting if your TV support it. However most DVD players that support progressive scan will not support an interlaced signal and a progressive signal at the same time.
It would appear that you are using a composite type cable (3 RCA ends. 1 for video and 2 for audio) for this hook up. This means you have two choices.
#1 Look in the manual for the unit for the FACTORY Reset option. Its usually a combination of plugging the unit in while holding the power button or something similar to that. Without a model # I can't help any further with this option.
#2 Use a component video cable (3 RCA red/green/blue) to plug your DVD/VHS player into a compatible input on your HD TV. Your TV will pick up the progressive scan output from the unit and give you back your on screen display. At this point you can go back into the menu and disable progressive scan. And now just reverse the process to plug the DVD player back in using the composite cable.
It should be noted that if you have a progressive scan TV which HD TV's support you will get a better picture if you use the Component video cables instead of switching back to the composite cable. If you decide to use the component cables you will still need to run audio cables though.