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Strange message display when switched on.

I have recently purchesed and recieved a "MAGNAVOX DVD RECORDER WITH DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA INPUT" through ebay. When i switch the system on the following message appears on the display screen "NO TVP" and nothing seems to work i.e DVD will not open or close, you cannot switch the system on or off , no functions seem to work. I originally assumed that the message meant No power to the televison, however I checked many time that the TV was connected and switched on.

Unfortunately I did not recieve a manual from ebay so i'm lost as to my next steps.
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Re: Strange message display when switched on.

The "TV ONP" message is happening because the DVD recorder is waiting for you to complete the "initial installation" on the TV (where you will select what language you want to use and a few other basic settings).

Provided that your DVD recorder is hooked up to your TV properly, you should turn on your TV and see the "initial setup" screen for the dvd recorder. Use your DVD recorder's remote control for this screen.

See page "30" in the manual that was posted for instructions on going through these screens. Note, though, that page "30" in the manual, is actually page 44 on the pdf file.

To summarize what the manual says, it basically says:
- Use the remote, pointed properly at the dvd recorder. Use the four-way pad and the "OK" button to navigate the menu.
- pick your menu language from the menu shown onscreen
- now pick your "audio language" from the menu
- now pick your "subtitle language"
- then pick your "tv shape" (e.g. widescreen or normal)
- connect your cable tv or satellite to the dvd recorder and press ok
- wait as the dvd recorder automatically programs in the available channels
- once done, "Auto ch. search complete" will appear on the screen.
- press the "SYSTEM-MENU" button on the remote to remove the menu and begin normal operation

You're done!

The recorder will loop through all the channels on your cable tv and "autoprogram" the working ones into it, so part of the instructions that you read on the manual will talk about setting that up. If you have a digital or proprietary cablebox that doesn't use the traditional TV channels (e.g. the tv is supposed to just be on channel 3 all the time), then the dvd recorder will only find that one channel, which is fine.

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I am sorry but I suspect your unit has some form of malfunction (hardware or software). I would advise getting in contact with the Ebay seller that you bought it from. Was it auctioned off as brand new and fully functioning?

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