My Philips DVD recorder is connected to the LCD with component cables. Problem is when I play DVD's the display mode of the TV is disabled and defaults to Widescreen. This stretches and distorts the image vertically. This does not happen with composite or s-video connections and the display is correct proportionally or can be adjusted using the TVs screen mode setting. Any ideas
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Your dvd recorder only has rca, red white yellow inputs it wont allow you to record in HD, although you can play your comcast box any hd, regular digital through and record. Hook up the comcast box if HD through preferably HDMI if not get one from comcast. The HD box is the only box that allow HDMI, component and regular RCA and some RF out. This way you can play HD to your set but also record through RCA or RF again will not allow for HD record unless its TiVo. Hope this helps
And if you remove the DVD Recorder, everything is back to normal?
Initially, I would suspect that your DVD is set to PAL system and not to NTSC (or could be the other way around). Could you pls post back with the exact model number of the Philips DVD Recorder?
Additionally, could you pls detail how the Freeserve Digital box is connected to the Philips DVD Recorder and then to the TV? Pls indicate if you are using Video IN/OUT, S-Video, HDMI, SCART, RF IN/OUT.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Are you trying to record cable programming with your DVD recorder? If so, you might want to try using component cable as HDMI does have a copy protection circuit that might be preventing your recorder from receiving the image. Just try to connect the cable box component (RED/GREEN/BLUE) cable to your DVD recorder. If that doesn't work, then try to change everything over to component cables. HDMI is a great cable to use but it the only required to display 1080p images and the only current source that uses 1080p is a bluray player. Everything else, such as your cable box and DVD recorder is 1080i and component cables are perfect for it.
Suddenly had this problem. My Phillips is hooked up to TV and to Cable Box. When I inserted a DVD it would return a "no disc" but it would read and play CDs. After a call to Phillips...who said that they had no idea what was going on and I should take it in for service...it was 4 months out of warranty. Repair company said it was not worth the repair costs ($200) so I should try cleaning the lens with a lens cleaning disc. I bought a Maxell. It has a set of little brushes on the bottom of the disc. I inserted it and played track 2 for 20 seconds as instructed and voila! It began reading the DVDs again. I was only out the $10 for the disc cleaner. If you have this problem, try the disc cleaner first as it might be the fix.
Samsung dvd sh-855 i have the same problem wiht freezes when recording on timer mode.Recording in timermode with TV on is OK. But only connected whit HDMI cable, Component is OK in all modes!!!
My recorder is a XXE model = scandinavian.
Do anyone have a solution Please
we could go through the setting like, you can see the monitor. using the remote do the following steps: Step 1. press set up button. Step 2. press down arrow once. ( playback) Step 3. press OK. Step 4. press down arrow once. (video (selection)) Step 5. press OK. (progressive scan) Step 6. press OK, again. Step 7. press down arrow once. (progressive scan off) Step 8. press OK you have now turned progressive scan off.