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Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD recorder - 720p > 1080p resolution problems

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Recorders' started by MINANTRA, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. MINANTRA

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    Hi,
    I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD recorder which has Freeview tuner in it, when I have the upscaler set from 720p > 1080p resolution, I dont get any signal on all ITV channels and Channel 4 and 5, when I set it back to the defualt resolution settings of 576p, I can then get a signal on ALL channels without any problems!

    Anyone know why this happens?

    BTW, I connect my Panasonic DMR-EZ27 dvd recorder via HDMI to my Panasonic TH37PX80B Plasma tv.

    Cheers.
  2. Gavtech

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    We've been tracking this problem for a while without a definitive answer... but the problem seems to reside in radiation from the HDMI lead interfering with certain muxes / frequencies under certain conditions.

    Users have found the solution to be changing the HDMI lead.. and so far cheap ones have worked best.
  3. MINANTRA

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    Hi Gavtech,
    Thx for the info.

    I have called Panasonic about this and they said they had not heard about the problem with any of the dvd players before, and suggested going back to factory settings, but this did not solve problem, so I am thinking about returning my recorder back to Amazon., but will try a different HDMI cable first.

    Cheers.
  4. Gavtech

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    Good luck... but note that this was first spotted in Sony units... In other words it seems to be a problem independent of the model or make of recorder.
  5. MINANTRA

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    Problem solved!!!
    I have bought a more expensive HDMI cable and now everything works fine.
    Dont believe it when ppl say buy cheap HDMI cables, you get what you pay for and my HDMI cable cost £20.

    Cheers.
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    Some owners have bought a cheap lead and solved the problem...weird.
  7. MINANTRA

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    Hmmm weird indeed, my first HDMI cables were £4.99, my new ones are £19.99.
    After reading What HI-FI mags Ultimate Guide to Television (great read), they say never ever buy cheap leads, and my local Euronics store also say the same thing.
    So for me buying more expensive HDMI leads solved my signal problems, but I will admit that paying £50 > £100 for a lead is ridiculous!

    Cheers.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  8. Gavtech

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    It may be a great read ... but they would say that wouldn't they?

    Scarcely without a vested interest. Not an independent view.


    First maxim: Never take advice from someone who can profit from the advice they give you.
  9. MINANTRA

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    Hi Gavtech,
    I guess you might be right, but for me at least, the problem with my Panasonic DMR-EZ27 was solved when I used a more expensive HDMI cable after 2 different make cheaper cables didnt solve it.

    Im happy everything is now working perfectly :)

    Cheers.

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