Hi I recently bought a Goodmans dvdr. When i connected it, i couldn't find a welcome screen and none of the buttons respond ie, eject won't eject. I got a replacement and that did the same.I paid £50 more and got a Philips and that did the same. My tv is 10 years old and has one scart lead and one ariel socket.I also use a NTL box. Idid try the dvdr contected solely to the tv but still had the problem. 1) A panasonic guy said they must have been broken and a panasonic dvdr would work. 2) The Goodmans tech guy said, "Dear Sir, The unit is most likely to be waiting for the time and date settings to be made on the TV screen. Please make sure that you can see something on the TV screen ( you may need to press the AV button on your TV remote". After numerous tunings I couldn't see the welcome screen!! 3) Could it be the dvdr is waiting for a certain code from my tv which, because if its age wont come, to unlock the buttons?