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Green tint on TV screen when playing DVD's or Videos 2nd problem and can't record anything

2 problems with my new DVD/Video Recorder. First,using a scart lead to connect the machine and the TV, have tried to play a DVD and Video, there is a green screen, then on playing either there is a green tint on the movies played. The sound and picture is OK apart from the colour. Second, we cannot get it to record our VHS's to DVD. We tried and the DVD was blank when we finished. Have now purchased a manual but it doesn't help as all instruction talk about things on the remote control which we do not have. I was told that you could just out in the Video and DVD and press record but that hasn't worked. Don't want to buy a universal remote till getting the colour problem sorted. Thankyou for any comments to help. Judy

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1: Hi i would recommend trying the recorder on a different tv to check if the problem continues. If the green tint is gone then its the tvs inputs. If it is still green then its the player or the cord. Try a different cord if the green tint is still there then the player has a problem.

2: Now for the VHS to DVD. There are general a lock out encoded on the VHS if it is a store bought movie. This is to protect the content on the VHS from piracy and that would case the DVD to be blank. The VHS to DVD are made for converting your home videos like family vacations and stuff you record your self and not for commercial movies like the ones you bye at the store. If you want to convert old VHS movies to DVD you would have to get another VHS player and another device in between the VHS player and the VHS to DVD recorder.

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  • Judith Fox
    Judith Fox Mar 20, 2014

    Thank you for your reply. What did you mean by cord, is it the scart lead or the ariel lead?

  • Judith Fox
    Judith Fox Mar 20, 2014

    Also the Movie I was trying to record was my own recording from TV as are most of the Video's.

  • Dustin
    Dustin Mar 20, 2014

    hi sorry for the confusion ill try to help as best as i can. The cord i was talking about is the cable that hooks to the back of the player and tv.

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    Dustin Mar 20, 2014

    hi sorry for the confusion ill try to help as best as i can. The cord i was talking about is the cable that hooks to the back of the player and tv.

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    Dustin Mar 20, 2014

    Sorry about the double comment my kids were helping me lol. The other thing is called Macrovision or anti-copy encoding. Your recorder will look for this and determine if you can copy it or not. Some problems with old recordings is the picture is some what degraded and the recorder will think that its a anti-copy encoding and wont let you copy it. I would give Macro-vision a Google to learn more on what it is and understand how it works. I had the same problem and had to get a second vcr and an encoder in between the vcr and recorder. Hope this helps you out.

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