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Charter cable tv just went digital so i now have a digital receiver (HDMI Dolby Digital Plus DCX3220e) I want to still be able to record tv shows with my Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder but don't know

How do I connect my DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

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Hi Liz
The majority of problems with this particular model are associated with the power board. The drive unit is unlikely to be faulty. Do not risk further damage by immediately trying lense cleaning as suggested by some. The lense will very rarely require cleaning.
The power board can be repaired if you have some technical ability. I have posted full instructions on Fixya on how to do this but you would need to be able to use a soldering iron. These are good units that can usually be restored, so it would be a pity to throw it out for such a fault,

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I have posted a tip that should help you out with your problem follow the link below but there is one minor variation for connecting to your TV.

On step 3 of the connections section substitute the follow for your situation.

You will need 1 component cable (Red/Blue/Green/Red/White cable)

3) Connect the Green/Blue/Red connectors to the back of the DVR labeled "COMPONENT OUT" matching the colors. Connect the same ends to the input of the back of the TV again matching the colors.

4) Connect the last two connectors (Red/White) to the back of the DVR to the AUDIO IN on the TV.

Other than this variation all shoud be the same.

CLICK HERE for complete tip.

Good Luck...

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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Dry joint - faulty capacitor on the PC board of the decoder. Found by wiggling the components and resoldering

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Our DVD recorder DMR-EH57 is recording but not able to show its video
recording to the LCD what is the problem.

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