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Problem with added VCR

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by nbudd, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. nbudd

    nbudd
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    I've just added a VCR to my system thus:-
    TV AV1 > SKY TV
    TV AV2 > VCR AV1
    DVD AV1 > VCR AV2
    DVD AV2 > SKY VCR
    VCR RF Out > TV
    DVD RF Out > VCR RF In
    SKY RF Out > DVD RF In
    SKY Aerial > Wall
    All Panasonic, All SCART
    DVD becomes AV1
    VCR becomes AV2
    Mostly works ok but........
    When viewing VCR, picture has interference bars
    (with another programme in the background) and when
    viewing AV2 when VCR not playing, picture has poor
    quality (occasionally B&W)
    I'm sure there's a simple solution but it's so far eluded me.
    Any help appreciated.
    Nick
     
  2. eddyad

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    It's possible the preset VCR RF and / or DVD RF channels are too close to a local terrestrial channel and to one another. You should be able to tune it / them well away from you local channels and each other then set the TV accordingly.
     
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    The intrerference bars could be signal crosstalk in the scart lead.

    The TV will be sending a composite video signal back down the scart from AV2 to the VCR. Often this signal is the channel the TVs UHF receiver is tuned to and assuming the scart lead is rather 'less than perfect' this can be added as interference to the VCR video.

    A higher quality scart lead is the best solution though a temporary fix is possible if the TV has a button or menu option to change its AV2 output to "monitor".
     

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