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Philips dvdr3480 picture problem

Hi I bought this dvd recorder recently. I connected through the satelite, asianet.When ever I watch that channel through the dvdr via scart cable, I get a thick blue or black ribbon like line in the middle of the tv.But if i watch the same channel when the dvdr is on standby mode(off) there is no problem.Please help. Thanks

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Do you find that the picture is much duller when recorded than the original also the DVD player seems to play back DVDs very dull compared to my previous black diamond DVD player.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007


Swap the scart inputs around. See if that solves it

Posted on Sep 21, 2007


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