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Amstrad Widescreen TV

I'm having a problem getting the av channel on this tv which is about 5 years old and recently purchased. I#ve tried a DVD player and PS2 console, plugged it into the back of the TV via the red,yellow and white sockets, switched it on, but with no response. I checked with the previous owner and they said when they connected their DVD player it would automatically come on the TV when the player was switched on, but this isnt happening for me and I didnt know if it was a problem with the TV or if there could be anything I'm doing wrong. Thank you

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  • joylc Jan 08, 2008

    Thanks Chris, Yes I have the remote and I have pressed the AV channel and on screen it comes up with AV1 or if I press it again it says AV2 and then 3 etc, the yellow phono plug is plugged into the yellow socket at the back of the tv. When I switch on the DVD player it isnt making any differrence to any of the AV channels. Thanks

  • joylc Jan 08, 2008

    Hello, The make and model are : Amstrad Widescreen TV 7128 N, from England, Also the DVD player is a Tesco's Own Brand but I should add that although I have used the DVD player as an example of what I'm trying to achieve, my original plan was to run a PS2 console from it and when it didnt work I then tried the DVD player which I have attached to another TV which functions perfectly. I have also tried attaching the PS2 console to another TV through the AV channels and that also works perfectly, so I have tried various tests and therefore appears just to be the Amstrad one I have a problem with. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to ask, thankyou, Joy

  • joylc Jan 08, 2008

    Ok Chris, I have got an adaptor which I tried aswell into the scart without success but I think I need to double check this out again now I've learnt a bit more, and will let you know.


    Joy (Sunny Warwickshire)

  • joylc Jan 08, 2008


    Thank you for all your advice and help, the scart has solved the problem and the PS is up and running, like you said it looks like the phono sockets are not working.

    Many thanks




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Have you got the remote control for the tv set ?
You must put tv on AV channel you can only do this using the remote.
Allso double check that the yellow phono plug is in the socket marked video in on tv set.

Let me jnow how you get on.


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    chris pursloe Jan 08, 2008



    Can you tell me the make & model number of your tv set this will be written on the back of tv set.

    I allso want the make & model number of your dvd player.

    And what country are you in. I know you might think thats strange but different contries use different types of connections & I need to know what you have on the tv & dvd.

    Regards Chris..

  • chris pursloe
    chris pursloe Jan 08, 2008

    Hi Joy,

    Ok im in the UK to Gloucestershire.

    Why havent you tried connecting the items using A scart lead ?

    Please try using scart lead just in case there is A problem with the phono sockets on the tv set.

    The scart connection is a rectangular socket approx 2 inches ling with A dog leg on one side it has 21 pins.

    Your tv & dvd should have these sockets.

    Let me know how you get on.




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