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The recorder will not receive the new HD channels eg. 7mate, 90 gem, ABC 24 hours news and oneHD, is their any thing I can do, tried set-top box but it made no difference our TV is LG digital and HD model no.32LH20D Thankyou very much. Sylvia

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You may need to check with your provider to see if your cable box is even cable of receiving those channels and that type of content. It may just be that your box is not compatible. Check with them and let me know what you find.

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When connected to the Panasonic DVD player I get a message when on One HD and any channel above that - "Unable to decode HD". How can I connect to these channels through the player?


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When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted, enabling you to enjoy high quality digital video and audio with just one cable. When connecting to an HDMIcompatible HDTV, the output can be switched to 1080p, 1080i or 720p HD video.

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