I just bought the tv today and replaced my OLD Samsung 27" tv with the new Toshiba. I had this tv hooked up to my LG dvd/vcr from a new Sony BRAVIA HDX500i home theatre system via the old yellow video cord. The dvd/vcr is from Australia, while everything else I bought from the U.S. in the last 2 months.
I know a clear signal is coming from the BRAVIA hts because it receives the dvd signal fine. However, when I switch the function on the Bravia over to SATELLITE/TV in order to send the signal from my dvd/vcr player, the picture shows but with no colour, the wrong size and very fuzzy - like the signal is not tuned in.
However, when I take the same yellow video cord from my new tv to plug it back into the old, the signal is just dandy as always. For some reason it appears that the new toshiba HDMI tv just doesn't like the signal from the dvd/vcr via the Bravia.
Do I need to:
a) tune in the signal coming from the dvd/vcr?
b) get a HDMI cord instead?
c) reconfigure the setup (don't know why though as it still works on the old tv), or
d) some other solution?
Is it possible that the new Toshiba tv from the U.S doesn't like the signal from the old dvd/vcr player from Australia? Any help would be greatly appreciated as more than half my dvd collection is PAL Region 2 and 4, not to mention my Xbox.
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Re: Can't receive proper dvd/vcr signal
Your Toshiba TV uses the American NTSC standard.
Your DVD/VCR uses the Australian PAL B/G standard.
Unfortunately the two are not compatible as they stand, but there may be an option in the DVD/VDR menu to force the output to NTSC. This varies from make to make.
Another option would be to modify your main DVD player to make it multi-region so it will play ALL of your DVDs. Some models can be modified with a simple handset code, some can be modified with a software update, and others need an internal modification.
Post your make and model, and I can advise you on modification.
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The reason probably is because all broadcast TV is digital, and the em-55 tuner is set for analog channels. It cannot receive today's broadcasts "thru the air" because channel 2 for example is not broadcast, rather channel 2.1, 2.2, etc.
You can use the signal with a new TV, but when you turn ON the em-55, it inserts channel 3.
Most all TV here has what I call sidebands, and some have as many as 11, so the tv can be set for 3.1, or 3.2 or 3.3.
Even if you have a digital-to-analog device, the em-55 will not receive any .1, .2, .3, .4 and so on. I verified this recently reconnecting my old antenna to the converter then to several VCR's and DVD players.
Turn off the em-55, and the dot channels pass through the RF connectors..
Some DISH, cable direct TV receivers convert the signal to ch 3.
The device unit?U must have DVD/VCR recorder player to record things out of cable tv or other tv signals.Not just a DVD/VCR player.Read ur manual for instruction,u hook up a VCR before right,the same principle.
I have the same problem.... On the back of the tv, there are three coax
spots. One is for Cable, one is antenna decoder, and another is a loop.
I have had zero luck getting any of those to receive the signal.
Instead i have ran my digital signal to a vcr, then ran rca cables from
it to my tv. I then put my tv in vcr mode, or aux depending on where
you hooked it up. You can watch tv through your vcr this way.
The proper hookup is antenna or cable into the VCR RF/antenna input, then VCR RF/antenna output to the TV RF input. The hookup you describe means no signal is getting to the VCR.
With some TVs, there can be Video and audio output jacks which can be hooked to the video and audio jacks of the VCR. However this would likely mean you could only record the channel being watched, and, the TV would have to be on.
I know the avr 1602 well....What exactly do you mean "I have my TV cable service wired to the Denon".....Do you mean the actual co-ax cable ?....
The denon is only able to switch raw video and audio signals.
What do I mean by that ?....IF you are running your co-ax cable from your cable company directly into the back of the denon, it won't work. The Denon has an AM-FM tuner, but not a video tuner ( channels 1-121)....If this is what you are doing, then you want to run it to your samsung first ( as long as the samsung has a tuner so you can change channels ).
If the samsung operates like an old VCR, whereby you can plug the cable company co-ax cable into the back of it, and change channels with the samsung, then that is what you must do. You would then hook up the OUTPUTS of the samsing to the VCR or DVD inputs on the Denon receiver. ( use DVD inputs on the denon if the samsung has optical audio out, and use an optical cable as well for better sound ).
You would then use the Denon for the sound, and hook up your TV to the Monitor out jack on the back of the Denon.
The Denon is like a big switchbox. You plug your DVD, VCR, Satellite, video game, or what-have-you into the Denon. Then you use the denon to route the signal to your TV for the picture, and the denon takes care of the sound.
Hope this helps, and remember to always follow your owners manual.......Rob
The input on your television is probably coaxial (for cable or an antenna) which means it needs an RF modulated signal. You can find one of those at your local department or electronics stores. Just look for an "RF Modulator" or "video-RF convertor." They're most commonly used to hook video games up to older televisions.
Now, if you've got an old VCR handy, that has an external input, it already has the RF modulator built-in.
bill24 sorry to be the one to tell ya but you need to go into setup on the tv to setup the channels in the menu and the memory and the only way is to do it with an original remote. BUT your in LUCK. http://remotes.com or 1-800- remotes has the remote you need for $27.38 + shipping. Good Luck