DVD ops normal, but when you switch to VCR you get sound but no picture. The unit show that it is in VCR, but the TV displays the DVD screen. I have tried unplugging the machine, going through the setup, and changing cables all with no results.
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Re: No VCR picture
Nip to the website and ask them as you don't give much detail on connection side some use rca connection others use scart connection and others go through rf leads to tv.
on samsung always try manufactures webpages before coming here some solutions we find are posted on the company who built the pruduct others are from experiance from having product itself.
sorry for not helping on this one it may be the vcr out picture tuner has gone may be another factor.
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I had the same problem, so I took it back to basics. Hooked cable into VCR/DVD player and another cable from player to TV. S cable too, plus red/white audio. Plays DVDs on AV1 and VHS on Channel 3 on TV setting.
this Plasma TV working normally for 2 hrs & just stop &showing blackscreen display"chanel not available" I turn TV off & turn it back on again ,. now it have picture with no sound ...please help if any one know what is the problem is ...Thanks
The TV/VCR button is usually not a function of a DVD player itself.
Normally this is a button on VCR remote controls that allow you to switch between whats playing in the VCR or whats coming in from the 'air/cable signal' from the cable or antenna wire on the back.
If this is a VCR/DVD player combo unit it would appear that the TV may be on the wrong channel for proper operation of the VCR functions (ch 3 or 4 are usually the selectable option on the back of the unit).
Make sure your DVD player is plugged into the correct input on the TV(video 1/svideo/or component ) and the TV is tuned to that same input. If the TV is on the correct input then the TV/VCR button shouldn't do anything at all which is normal operation when watching a DVD. If this doesn't clarify please reply with the model # of the unit. I would be happy to help more.
Had the same problem on my JVC vcr/dvd combo unit.
You need to turn off the timer function. I did this by making sure my remote was in the "VHS" mode...turn the swith from TV to the right (found on the remote in the upper left corner...an then hit the "vcr" button. Then point the remote at the VCR unit and hit the No. 4 button (timer turns off). Your unit should not have the red timer displayed and you should be able to play your tapes okay.
Most likely you have the dvd part connected through component or svideo cables. Despite the fact that this is one unit, like other vcr/dvd combo units it acts as two separate units in the same box. The vcr will probably not play through those cables. As you have audio coming through I'd imagine that the audio is connected using red and white composite cable. Connect the video on the vcr side with composite yellow cable or run direct to tv with a coaxial cable.
Your unit may have been switched to Progressive Scan mode, which a normal analogue TV can't recognise. Check your VCR/DVD manual for instructions to change picture settings and set it back to PAL TV. Failing that try a new 3 conductor lead from unit to TV. Also unless you yourself were actually the one who accidentally unplugged the unit, it is just possible that whoever did has not (for whatever reason)disclosed to you the full detail of what actually happened to cause it to fail. If it was in fact dropped or fell, pulling on the AV leads they could have been rendered useless or the unit itself might have suffered a Gforce-shock causing component failure or circuit board fracture. All the best with this one
You have your DVD connected to your VCR, which is then connected to your TV, right?
The problem is Macrovision. It's designed to prevent you from connecting your DVD player to your VCR, so that you can't make duplicates of copyrighted movies. It's a real pain in the neck.
Try turning the DVD player off - or better yet, unplugging its power cord (as some DVD players are always in a standby mode, even when turned off). If that fixes the problem, then you need to reconnect your DVD player directly to the TV, not wired through the VCR.
If your DVD player isn't wired through the VCR, are you using some kind of wire splitter (one cable branches into two) to connect both the DVD player and VCR? That can also cause this kind of interference, if both have power at the same time. There are video switches you can get to work around that. Here's one such switch (first I found for a decent price with a google search):
Hope that helps.
Your unit has it seems to have developed a video problem. it could be in the video switching IC or the video processor. Its going to need a trained technician, who knows how to use an ocilliscope to find the video problem.. Good Luck