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I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD/VHS Recorder with inbuilt SD Tuner. The problem is that after working well for months the Digital Channels won't display even though the Analogue ones do. It says that there is "no service" even though the Digital Signal is of adequate strength and quality and there are no broadcast faults in the city where I live. The fault started when the recorder recalibrated to accept a new channel it detected.

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For an unknown reason the problem was solved by turning off the DVD recorder for a minute or 2 and this reset the the entire recorder. This was done because apart the means of resetting the tuning within the recorder's menu wasn't solving the problem.

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Nice unit. The cheapest option I can suggest would be if it is an analogue tuner model, simply connect an external digital set top box to the respective inputs on the unit and record the TV that way (assuming the channels are not encrypted with macrovision). It's crude, but it will save you an expensive workshop hassle.

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