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JVC DR-M10 - No broadcast sound

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by AndyGB, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. AndyGB

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    Hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on this because I am just a little confused.

    I have just bought a JVC DR-M10B recorder (whilst in the Netherlands - one of those oooh that looks nice I'll buy it moments). I have no problems playing back discs (using Svid and phono leads as a basic test at the moment before hooking it up through my amp), however when I watch the tuner or try and record from the tuner I get a picture but no sound.

    Can anyone shed any light on why this might be other than I have a duff machine. I know that both countries use PAL all be it different variants, but I thought that just was to do with picture ?
     
  2. tabatha

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    Please read the thread where I dealt with a similar problem:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142126

    Basically the PAL-I (UK) and PAL B/G (Netherlands) broadcast the sound on different subcarriers and your recorder is tuned to the wrong frequency for the sound.
     
  3. AndyGB

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    Many thanks for that Tabatha, I must admit I checked for threads with the subject of JVC but didn't think to search for PAL etc as that was an afterthought as I was typing the thread.

    I am mainly going to be using the machine for archiving stuff from my TiVO and camcorder anyway so it isn't of great concern to me, but it would have been nice to be able to use the JVC to record from terrestrial whilst the TiVO recorded from Sky every now and then.

    I don't suppose you know if it is possible to have the tuner replaced on this sort of kit ?

    Many thanks once again
     
  4. tabatha

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    It may be possible as it is only a minor (but annoying) difference. It may be that just a link on the tuner module needs to be changed as manufacturers try to make "standard" modules that will work in as many markets as possible. On the other hand, it may be controlled by the firmware in the JVC itself which may be more of a problem as firmware upgrades are notoriously rare for most HDD/DVD machines. The makers want to try and get you to buy a new machine rather than make their existing models "future proof" with firmware upgrades.

    From what you wrote, it does not seem to be a major hassle for you.
     
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    I have the same issue - but mine is a problem as the main reason I bought the recorder was to 'tape' programs from my Freeview box.

    I both bought and use my DR-M10 (it says DR-M10SEK on the back) in the UK, so am at a loss to understand why it isn't picking up the audio. I've tried every cable combination I can think of, so my only conclusion is that either

    a) the unit is duff
    or
    b) there's no sound being processed by the recorder (pre-recorded DVDs work fine tho)

    I hope there's something stupid I've overlooked. Please help!

    thanks
     
  6. bracken

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    i have a distorted sound when recording via tuner shows up on playback video ok. this fault seems to get worse after time (heat up problem ? ) took this mch dr-m10sek to specialist repairer. told problem to be tuner £150 to replace plus time , told this was jvc first dabble in dvd recorder and has since modifyed the layout of the tuner assy. ADVISED to by an other mch.
     
  7. GaryB

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    If what you're hearing is like electrical noise, then it's a known problem on the DR-M10 and JVC will cover it (probably with a swapout set) as long as you can produce proof of purchase and it's less than 18 months old.

    If you can meet the above requirements, call the JVC swap line on 0870-330-5015.
     
  8. cegas

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    I have just started to get this sound distortion problem and the machine is just over a year old. It doesn't sound as if there is much alternative to buying another machine
     
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    As I said in the post above, JVC will cover it, subject to POP.
     

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