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Panny E85 set up?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by WarPig843, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. WarPig843

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    Being new to the dvd recorder world, Ive just purchased a Pannasonic DMRE85H and Im gettig a ghost effect on the TV screen. I can see a faint image of another tv channel which is scrolling right to left. This only occurs when viewing tv through the dvd recorder. Ive tried correcting it as per the units manual without success. Im using a scart connection but the leads are quite old. Should I invest in newer scart leads?
    Also, when setting the record timer, Im then unable to watch Sky. Is this normal or have I set it up wrong?
    Hope someone can help :lease: .
     
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    Yes, I know it's a long shot...

    When you turn the DVD Recorder on does the TV set automatically switch to SCART input? If so, try selecting an unused channel on the television before turning on the E85 - so the TV is showing a black screen or "snow". Then turn on the recorder. This always works on my televisions, which always leave a ghost image of whichever channel the television was tuned to before switching on the DVD player.
     
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    On many TVs the External 2 (or AV2) scart can be set to output "TV" or "Monitor". If set to TV (Tuner ) it's possible to encounter crosstalk with less expensive scart leads.

    It might be worth checking the television menus for this option just in case.
     
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    Thanks for your replys but I still cant solve the problem of ghosting. Ive ordered a Thor scart lead so hope this helps when it arrives. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
    With regards to loosing the Sky picture when setting the record timer, perhaps I also need a scart from the Sky Box 'TV out', conected to the TV's 'AV in'.
    The ghost effect on the screen is realy bugging me now. :(
     
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    I don't have an E85 just an E55 but I think the following will still apply.

    You should have the Sky TV box connected to the input of the DVDR to enable recording in RGB. This may cure the problem, the better scart lead(s) should also help.

    Connections should be

    Sky TV out to DVDR RGB in scart (probably AV2)
    DVDR RGB out scart (probably AV1) to TV RGB in scart.

    make sure all inputs/outputs are set to RGB.

    After setting the record timer the box should go into standby so Sky should just pass straight through.
     
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    Hi TheBear843

    Ghosting on signals coming from DVD players/recorders often is caused by the scart lead.

    Technically, theres signals going back and forth. Signals leaving the TV, and signals coming the other way from the recorder. What happen, is that the signal leaving the TV is partly transfered to the signal coming into the TV, because of bad shielding within the cable.

    The proper solution is to change the scart lead, to a newer better type made for RGB devices (proper shielding).

    /Lars

    Forum for DVD- og HDD-optagere: www.recordere.dk
     
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    Thanks everyone, my new scart should arrive any day now and will hopefully solve the problem. I'll also check my connections as sugested. :thumbsup:
     

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