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ms123d

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Hi I recently purchased a LCD TV with multiple inputs

My VCR is connected to the LCD TV by coax cable and when I semi-fast forward a video, the screen suddenly goes to a blue blank screen and says "No source detected" (but the tape is still fast forwarding) and when I press play, the video resumes on the TV

I tried switching to a RCA input but the results are the same... does anyone know how to get video feed during the semi-fast forwarding?

thank you
 

LV426

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By fast forward, I guess you mean the type where a fast-moving picture is supposed to be displayed (Picture search) as opposed to simply, winding (or rewinding). Right?

The signal produced by VCRs when picture searching is highly unstable - it's unavoidable, really. I suspect that your new TV can't handle this unstable signal. You may, therefore, be stuck with it.
 
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ms123d

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Thank you for the help.. I really hope there is someone out there with a solution though.. and yes, it is the fast-moving picture to display on screen, not the simple rewind... But what I find weird is that the backward fast-moving picture shows up but not the forward-moving picture
So even the idea taht the TV can't handle the unstable signal doesn't make sense to me....

thanks for the help... if someone else has more answers??
 

ijd

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if your video has a scart output use this,it will be a better picture all around,
 

LV426

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No disrespect, ijd, but he says he's already tried RCA connections. A SCART will offer absolutely no change from this - same signal*, a different shaped plug, that's all.

* Composite video (CVBS).
 

ROYOLD

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The reason that the fast reverse shows up when the fast forward speed doesn't is probably because the reverse speed is slower than the forward speed.
 

LV426

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...or that, for any reason, the instability is marginally less on reverse than forwards, enough to fall within, rather than outside, the tolerance of the TV.

You could try a different VCR. What sort is yours?
 
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ms123d

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Mine is a Panasonic...

I'm disappointed that this problem seems un-fixable... I also have another JVC VCR that I use for another TV... do you thinkt he switch might do it?
thanks again
 
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gearguy

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Why do you need to see the picture on FFW >> so bad anyway?
I get used to the speed my player Fast Forwards at... so I can pretty much guestimate whereabouts on a tape it is and I'm usually not that far off. :rotfl:
 

LV426

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ms123d said:
...I also have another JVC VCR that I use for another TV... do you thinkt he switch might do it?...
It costs nothing to try it.
 

marty2005

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Try scart as rca is composite, (red, white, yellow) and set your vcr to output rgb.

Have seen it before where the tv can not sync' with the vcr output.
 

LV426

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marty2005 said:
Try scart as rca is composite, (red, white, yellow) and set your vcr to output rgb.

Have seen it before where the tv can not sync' with the vcr output.
marty, I'm sure you are trying to help. But when was the last time you saw ANY VCR with RGB output? As far as I recall, no-one has ever produced a standard VHS machine capable of anything "better" than composite. SVHS machines have SVideo aswell, but none (AFAIK) have RGB.
 
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