Panasonic VCR change x 3 !! - menu flicker!

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  1. Helpmedo

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    My Panasonic S-VHS VCR (model NV-sv121EB) has now been exchanged 3 times and even this one is playing up.

    My current hardware is all Panasonic and consists of TV + DVD player + SAT box + VCR.

    The menu graphics jump/flicker at all times other than in AV2S mode when the screen goes black & white and the menu graphic stabilise.

    However, when disconnecting this and rigging up either a BUSH or HITACHI VCR (both of which are not S-VHS) the menu graphics are always fine – surprisingly no incompatibility problems etc.

    As an experiment I simplified the scenario by simply connecting the problematic Panasonic to a portable TV and NO problem was experienced – the menu graphic were fine! It seems that some sort of interference is occurring with this particular VCR. The budget Bush + Hitachi VCR’s coped with the full set up perfectly – amazingly with no problems!

    The following points came to mind/done;

    1. Played around with the tracking – problem persisted.
    2. Used quality THOR brand scart leads- problem persisted.
    3. Phone Panasonic who do not know why this is occurring !
    4. Set VCR to shipping condition & re-tuned it to no avail !

    Any ideas out there ??? – if so, you should be working for Panasonic !!

    Many Thanks……….. :mad:
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Sounds like your trying to watch a composite picture using a Scart set to S-Video or vice versa.

    How is your VCR connected to your TV? By Scart I hope! If so check your TV menu and see if you can set the input for that socket as S-Video (or Video/Composite). If no joy at that end then tackle the VCR: see if you can get an on screen display from your Panasonic VCR and change the Output option to S-Video/Video.
     
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    I had a dem of a NVSV21EBS in shop, it had bad edge tizz and had really bad picture drop outs on high grade tape : ET mode was worse than regular VHS.
    What is your machine like?
     

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