I recently purchased a new 42 inch plasma TV. Hooked up my RCA VCR model VR673HF and it worked fine. About a week later I tried to tape a show by going from Component 1 to TV and instead of a screen where I could input the program info I got a black screen on the TV and the words no signal. Did I push a wrong key somewhere on the remote? By the way I have digital high definition TV.
I have tried pushing several keys both on the TV remote and the Cable remote, but to no avail. My son from out of town set up the set for me and I;m afraid I;ll press a wrong key and not even be able to watch TV. Would appreciate any help I can get.
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Re: No signal on screen in VCR mode
I assume your plasma set has one or more auxillary (component) inputs, and to one of these is where you should hook in the VCR. You will have a video input jack, and a set of audio input jacks (probably 2 for stereo) for each of these aux. input sets.
While exact setups differ, depending on your cable box(es), DVD players, and whatever other equip., a likely hookup is from the VCR video & audio outputs to one set of the aux. inputs on the plasma set. When you want to use the VCR for playback, you must select that particular aux. input with the plasma remote.
Some of the hookups these days get complicated by all the equip. some have, but the above is at least a start.
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plasma tv units use a lot of power ,well into the hundreds of watts 9 some big screens use up to 800 watts to work)
I suggest that you consider a new led unit which uses barely any power and you will get a remote with it
New products do fail. The set should certainly be under warranty. I would speak to the dealer you purchased the unit from and see what they suggest. Don't remove the rear cover, or do anything else to give anyone a reason to void your warranty. Most brands are 90 days on parts and labor.
fot the most part, you have solved your problem (pow bd), The main bd may also need to be replaced as well. The is a signal upon powering up the system. the pow bd communicates with the signal board. The signal bd, also is responsible for ALL of your additional I/O lines. Between the two of these, + a firmware update, i think the tv will be just fine.
how do you have the combo connection and dish network hooked to the tv ? if you have an s-video , yellow RCA jack video or component video hooked to the same input then it will act this way, because two inputs cannot be on the same video input # on the tv.
is this what is happening? or how are you connecting it?
The first thing i need to know is how the TV is hook up. Do you have it hook up to HDMI, component, or just regular composite (Yellow, Red and White cables). This is very important info for me. What about your DVD player, do you still get a picture from that source. Please let me know
Check the signal type. It may be set incorrectly.
Change the channel. You may be on a blank channel.
Check to see if the TV is tuned to channel 3 or 4 if you are watching a videotape.
Check the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode by pressing the TV/VCR button on your VCR.