Old zenith sytem 3 tv not responding to dvd player
I'm trying to get my zenith system 3 tv and dvd player to work together. I've even placed my dvd player's audio and video plugs into the correct sockets of my tv, but both appliances aren't responding to each other. What should I do? Do I need an RF modulator?
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If you have tried all the codes for the tv, and none of them work, the tv might be too old to respond to the newer remotes. Check that the batteries are inserted properly into the remote.
Some older tvs are just not compatible with todays systems.
The Zenith player/recorder will be able to record to DVD from an external input such as a PVR. The most likely reasons you are unable to record successfully are:
1. The TV / DVR is not connected to the Zenith recorder correctly. You need a separate cable for recording. You cannot record using the cable that is connected for playback of DVD discs. 2. The TV / DVR does not have "VIDEO OUT" sockets 3. You have not selected the correct external input on the Zenith recorder
If you can let me know the brand and model number of your TV / DVR and how it is connected to the Zenith DVD recorder, I can let you know why it isn't working, how to make it work, and even draw you a setup diagram, if required. It's very difficult to give you the correct answer without these details.
You Zenith DVD recorder will record from the DVR - the real question is, can the DVR send video to the Zenith DVD recorder . . . ?
Sorry, man I have the same problem, with the same tv and player. Did you ever get a solution? LG Service Tech came out and his LG bluray player worked, whereas my Samsung didn't hooked to the TV. (It would spordically work going thru my HK254 AVR.)
He said either 1) the Samsung player was defaulting to a format that the Zenith being 3 years old could not decode (eg. 1080P) or that I might need to change inputs several times to get it to sync up or 3) by an LG Bluray player.
He said the Zenith was old and that newer sets are built with circuitry to help navigate the handshake easier. He couldn't find any service bulletins on it, and the one I got from LG he said didn't exist.
In my manual, to control a sony TV.. the code is number 8 or number 9.
You will hold down TV POWER, hit 8 then release TV POWER. If that doesn't work, try number 9. Once the batteries are removed, it resets the code, so write it down. It will also over ride your old codes once you input the new one.
Note: Depending on your TV, some or all buttons may not function on the TV, even after entering the correct manufacturer code.
I looked for the section on Stereo, but all I found was the above. Hope this helps.
try to use player on old tv again does it still work 4 yrs old dvd player is to old for new days dvs on new tv u def wann upgrade to 108p upscaling player samsung makes with hdmi cable to new tv flat screen or reg coneection will look 10 times better also older toshibia cant play read new dvds its terrible
as you say that it is old tv so there is a possibility that there may not be audio video socket where dcd player can be connected.
You will have to purchase one video RF converter.RF converter contains one video input in yellow color & two audio input in red & white colour & one cable connector as output.
Connect the dvd output to this converter & tune tv program in which place you receive dvd signal.
The Panasonic is not "region restricted". This is a security safeguard by studios to keep people from region 1 from using region 3 content. Some material is released in other countries first and later in others. This keeps other regions from using the content from other parts of the world before it is relaesed by the studio there. Your Zenith is not a region free player and the Panasonic is.
There is sometimes hacks on Videohelp.com for DVD players to be set to "region free" but not all DVD players are built with it. SONY is another non-hackable DVD player.
I'm assuming you mean a DVD player, not a CD player?
1. You can get an input splitter (basically an A/B switch for the cable), and connect to that, manually switching between the two sources.
2. You can replace the VCR and the DVD player with a combination DVD/VHS unit.
Although it would seem logical, it is unlikely that you can hook the DVD player to the VCR, since the VCR will refuse to let the signal pass though it, as part of its MacroVision copy protection. (This is the same sytem that prevents you from recording DVDs onto VHS tapes.)