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No Signal from Tv

In trying to record a program from my Mitsubishi Hi-Def tv, I have tried every possible connection combination and cable configuration I can think of, but "No Signal" keeps showing up on the screen. The unit only allows three imput selections: DV (digital video?- couldn't find it in the book), AV1, and AV2 (couldn't find it on the back of the unit). Is this unit capable of recording from TV? Any suggestions? Help!! The Mitsubishi has output record jacks on the back. Thanks!

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  • grancan Apr 20, 2008

    Yes, the signal can go through the cable box first, then to the dvd recorder, then to the tv. I have tried this connection already, hooking up s-video from the cable box to the s-video imput on the dvd recorder. The dvd recorder still claims no signal.

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    No additional reply from the first expert, so I'm looking for help from someone else.

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This DVD recorder does not have a tuner so it needs a signal that is already tuned and formatted properly.

What type of connection are you using? Are you certain you are connected to the output on the TV? You probably have to pick the output using the remote for the recorder. I am trying to dig up the manual so that I may offer better advice.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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    Dean Joly Apr 21, 2008

    BTW AV2 is under the panel at the front of the unit.

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    Dean Joly Apr 21, 2008

    Do you press the "input sel" button on the remote of the recorder to toggle between the available inputs?

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Make sure your cables are ok and well fitted. Or use different cables to test them.
If you have user manual follow instuctions for correct connections.

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Does not yout unit have a HDMI option>

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Yes I beleave it is cabable of recording your tv, one moment.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 20, 2008

    I beleave the signal should go trought the dvd recorder before going to the tv. Is this so?



    Signal source -> other possible system -> DVD -> TV & Sound system.

  • Ekse Apr 21, 2008

    here is more information on the connections



    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/conten...



    Check the connections and if they are alright post back.

  • Ekse Apr 21, 2008

    The DVD-VR357 does not have a TV tuner. Recording TV broadcasts is possible via Connection to Cable/Satellite boxes and Multi Channel Video Services

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