I am connecting this to a fisher tv, and on our old vcr it had a channel switch on the back,which we toggle to channel 3, this ewr20v5 does not have that, but i have gone through all the channels, and still can't display menu to appear
Zmomusa-Well for starters i'm guessing that you have an RF out to tv (where you hook up a coax cable).most units work on channel 3or 4,if you don't have RF out try going into tv through the video input (red ,white and yellow plugs) this may be easier and you will get better picture.If your not sure let me know I can help you. cooltekFeb18/08
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These days the video input channel depends on the TV and any other equipment in the sequence. I've seen component video come in as Line, Channel 3/4 (with a switch on the video device), Aux1, Ex1, AV1, Channel 60 (I think that may be specific to satellite dish receivers). If the remote has an input button, try that (alternatively, look in the menu for source options). One thing to try: press the PSCAN button on the DVD remote (to toggle off the Progressive scan).
On some TVs the channel for the video is reached by going down from Channel 2 (this works when no channels are programmed into memory and the intervening channels are skipped).
What TV are you connecting to the DVD/VCR player? (If it is an older TV and any external device was connected to either channel 3 or 4, check that the TV works with any input device. I had a 19 year old TV (coax in only) that was damaged and no external device worked.)
always toggle through the tv/video button to make sure your on the correct source. usually the menu button is pressed, then the up/down and left/right button navigate the menus.
make sure your vcr or satellite receiver is on and set to use channel 3
press the menu button on the tv untill you get to channel settings, look for auto channel setup or search. If the signal is coming through on ch3 and the cable is correctly installed from the source to the tv, this will find the broadcasting station and lock onto it.
If you dont have a menu button on the tv , it could be hidden behind a small door,
if still no menu button, you will have to find a replacement remote to set the channels.
Unhook the dvd cables from the AV1 ports on the tv. Then hook these DVD outputs to the inputs on the vcr. Then hook the vcr outputs to the tv inputs (AV1). The tv and the vcr must then be set to channel 3 in order to watch the dvd (and possibly also some menu settings such as setting everything to "component video" and/or setting the tv/vcr button to "vcr. Also set all "3 or 4" switches on the back of all equipment to channel 3. Also, don't forget to go into your tv menu and choose AV1 when you want to watch the dvd and/or the vcr.
You can also try connecting your dish to the vcr and then the vcr to the input on the tv where you HAD the dish connected. There are several combinations you can try, but just remember to always put output cables to the INPUTS of the next piece of equipment in line, and set your menu settings appropriately on all equipment whenever you change from one machine to the next.
If all this fails, then here is a 100% positive solution. Buy an "A/B" switch. It has two inputs and only one output. You could leave the dvd connected as is and connect the dish and the vcr to the two inputs on the A/B switch. Then hook the one output of the A/B switch to the tv. When you change the position of the A/B switch back and forth, you will be changing over back and forth from dvd to vcr. You can move the A/B input selection switch manually or you can buy a remote controlled A/B switch and do your switching with the remote that comes with the switch.
I had the same problem when I got the TV from someone and I didnt have a remote. I went out and got a ONE FOR ALL remote and once I got it set up I had it in VCR mode and hit the AV button and now I can get to the channels. Hope it works for you.