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VCR help!

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by ms123d, Oct 9, 2005.

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  1. 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
     
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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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    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??
     
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    if your video has a scart output use this,it will be a better picture all around,
     
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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).
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    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:
     
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    It costs nothing to try it.
     
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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.
     
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    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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