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Using a Panasonic DVD Recorder with a Vizio HDTV

5-11-2009

We purchased a Panasonic DVD Recorder Model DMR-E20 a few years ago.

Last month we purchases a Vizio Television VW32L HDTV40A. With this TV, the channels are no longer 1 or 2 digits, but are like this: 9-1, 9-2, 25-1, etc.

We can't figure out how to get the Panasonic DVD Recorder to recognize the new channel style (the numbers with a hyphen in the middle). When we have the recorder scan for channels, it doesn't pick up any, either when set to cable or antennae.

Is there any way we can still use the Panasonic DVD Recorder with the Vizio TV?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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