Question about Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Distorted picture after stopping a dvd

After watching a dvd and then switching back to view a cable channel the picture is fuzzy. If you turn the dvd unit off the picture is clear. You can then power up the dvd unit and picture is ok until you press play and then stop. The picture of the dvd playing is clear as well. It is not until you press stop that the problem occurs.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 70 Answers
Re: distorted picture after stopping a dvd

How are you devices connected, in what order and with what cables?

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I think it's the av channel but not sure

Make a reset to this set. Refer its user manual for details about how to do this.

Jun 03, 2012 | Symphonic WV806 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

I am having trouble in connecting the new dvd recorder . I think ,I am missing some thing on the initial set up to receive the channels our present configuration is ... 1.R F cable input to set top box,...

I found your model information on a site which provided something I was going to ask you if I could not find it.DVD recorders need either a digital input from a cable box or a self-contained digital scanner(yours does not have this).So,you need to hook up as follows,External cable into cable box input,cable box output into DVD recorder input,DVD recorder output to TV coaxial cable input(usually labeled ant.)the screw on connector anyhow,you should know what I mean it seems.In this configuration,you should not need to turn on the DVD recorder to watch TV without recording because they usually have a bypass mode when there is no power on the DVD.If you have picture in picture(PIP),you should be able to use the main source to record and switch over to the PIP channel if you do not want to watch what you are recording.Do about a 10-30 second test of that just to make sure though so you don't end up all messed up.Oops.My do not have PIP.As long as the cable box is tuned to the channel you want to record,you should be able to use the TV's tuner to watch something else with no problem.When doing this on VHS recorders,sometimes the screen would get fuzzy and you would have to press the TV/VCR vutton on the VCR remote.I do not know if a DVD recorder will do it or not as I have yet to buy one,but when you do your test recording,you can mess around with whatever you want to see what happens so you will be fully prepared when you do it.If you need more help or have a problem/question,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and will reply ASAP.Good luck! Greg

Sep 26, 2010 | Coby DVDR1280 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

When I press the TV/VCR button on the remote, the picture on the TV becomes fuzzy and we see no signal from the DVD player. The first sign we were having trouble was that we couldn't set the time...

The TV/VCR button is usually not a function of a DVD player itself.

Normally this is a button on VCR remote controls that allow you to switch between whats playing in the VCR or whats coming in from the 'air/cable signal' from the cable or antenna wire on the back.

If this is a VCR/DVD player combo unit it would appear that the TV may be on the wrong channel for proper operation of the VCR functions (ch 3 or 4 are usually the selectable option on the back of the unit).

Make sure your DVD player is plugged into the correct input on the TV(video 1/svideo/or component ) and the TV is tuned to that same input. If the TV is on the correct input then the TV/VCR button shouldn't do anything at all which is normal operation when watching a DVD. If this doesn't clarify please reply with the model # of the unit. I would be happy to help more.

Aug 05, 2009 | Panasonic DVD & Blu-Ray Players

2 Answers

How do you hook up the dvd player to the tv with a vcr hooked up to the tv

Leave the cable box powered on but disconnected from the TV or VCR. All other components should be disconnected and unplugged, giving clear and easy access to all connections. If components sit in an entertainment unit, make sure all A/V cables can reach the RF modulator and the cable from the modulator can easily reach the television.
  • Step 2 Hookup the first coaxial cable from cable box output, usually labeled "TV," "TV out" or "Out to TV" to the cable "In" on the VCR. Connect the second coaxial cable from the VCR's out to "TV" to the coaxial input on the RF Modulator.
  • Step 3 Connect the third coax cable from the coaxial cable "Out" jack on the RF Modulator to the coax cable "Input" on the television.
  • Step 4 Take one A/V cable, connect the red (right audio channel,) white (left audio channel) and yellow (video) from DVD player's "Output," to the corresponding DVD "inputs" on the RF Modulator. Place components as desired but still disconnected from power. Plug in all power cables including the RF Modulator's into the surge protected outlet strip.
  • Step 5 Make sure the Channel select switch usually found on the back of the VCR and the Channel select switch on the RF Modulator are both set to Channel 3. This channel is used on the television to view your components.
  • Step 6 Turn on the power strip and turn on the TV. Cable reception should come on as usual. Set the TV to Channel 3 and turn on the VCR. With VCR on test it by playing a video tape. The RF Modulator should sense the signal and automatically switch to "VCR."
  • Step 7 Switch off the VCR and with the television still on channel 3, turn on the DVD player. As the RF Modulator senses the DVD player signal and switches to DVD, its welcome screen should be seen on the television. Play a DVD to test and once you're done with the DVD turn it off and the cable should come back on.
  • Jul 15, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

    1 Answer

    Screen distorted,cannot watch dvd or vcr

    If you are located near a tv station that is broadcasting on the same frequency that your dvd player is trying to use, you will pick up some of the stations' signal that will cause some video ( and sometimes audio) interference. To remedy this you need to set the dvd player to use another frquency (channel). To do this there may be a small switch on the back of the unit or you may have to do it through the players' programming menu where you would look for something like 'output channel select'. I hope this helps :)

    May 27, 2009 | Samsung DVD-V5650

    1 Answer

    Distorted color on hdmi output

    If you haven't already stumbled across the fix: I just had the exact same problem after about eights months of casual use. Unplugging the DVD player for about 15 minutes and then plugging it back in "solved" the problem. Until next time it happens, anyway.

    Apr 17, 2009 | Philips DVP5990 DVD Player

    1 Answer

    On my cyberhome 1600 dvr want to view tuner of dvr on tv screen

    Take your TV for a check by a good technician. Some IC have short circuited in the accident that occured.

    Rate this...

    Mar 22, 2009 | Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder

    1 Answer

    I need playback channel for tv to be ch.4 -

    Solution 1

    How to set the DVD Recorder+VCR’s RF output channel
    Turn off the DVD Recorder+VCR, then press and hold
    CH (v/V) on the front panel for about five
    seconds to change the RF output channel (CH 03 or
    CH 04). “RF 03” or “RF 04” appears on the front panel display.

    Solution 2

    Cable Service With Cable Box
    If a cable box is required in your cable system, follow the
    instructions shown below. This hookup permits both TV and
    DVD Recorder+VCR operation.
    To view or record a CATV channel:
    1 Tune the TV to the correct video input channel.
    2 Set the DVD Recorder+VCR to the output channel of the
    cable box using the CH (v / V) or the 0-9 keys on your DVD
    Recorder+VCR (e.g., CH3).
    3 Select the channel you wish to view on the cable box.

    Please rate this a fixya

    Jan 30, 2009 | GoVideo Go Video DVD/VCR Combo

    1 Answer

    Record a digital channel while watching and analog channel

    Take a red, white, and yellow AV cable and plug it from the AV out of the cable box to the red, white, and yellow In of the dvd recorder (change cable box to the channel you want to record). Then change your TV to the channel you want to view.

    Have fun!

    -Tha Mp3 Doctor

    Nov 23, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR

    1 Answer

    VCR/DVD player DVP3340V/17

    Are you using the cable connectors to go into the VCR, and then from the VCR to the TV?

    If so, turn the VCR on. Put the TV on channel 3 or 4 (depending on which one you have it set to. If you are unsure, try both channels one at a time) Press the VCR/DVD button so the display on the VCR says VCR (not DVD). Now, you should be able to change the channel with your VCR remote control. If not, you have a problem with your cables. Make sure your cable from the wall goes to RF IN on your VCR. The RF Out on the VCR should go to your TV ANT In or TV RF In.

    If you have successfully gotten your TV to display the TV station shown on the front of your VCR, then all you have to do is put in a tape, select the channel you want to record and press the record button.

    If you want to watch another channel while you're recording, press the TV/VCR button on the VCR remote, then use your TV remote to change channels.

    When you want to stop recording, press the stop button, put the TV back onto channel 3 or 4 (depending on what you have it set to) and press the TV/VCR button on your VCR again. From here you can rewind and view your recording.

    Jan 18, 2008 | Toshiba SD-V394 DVD Player/VCR

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR Logo

    117 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Panasonic DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    4502 Answers

    The Knight
    The Knight

    Level 3 Expert

    66352 Answers

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17129 Answers

    Are you a Panasonic DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides