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XS34 black screen with sound

alan8477

Active Member
Had my XS34 for about 6 weeks now. Very pleased with it. Great flexibility and recording quality.

However, once or twice, having set up the timer to record from SKY (AV2), I find it has recorded the programme with sound but no picture. I must have recorded a hundred programmes with no problem. I always use the satellite control facility, and find it to be very reliable. After it has recorded with a blank screen, it stays with a blank screen.

NB I never turn off my XS34, the timer is activated from the 'on' state.

Any thoughts?
 
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pilotsnipes

Guest
Very strange, I've recoreded literaly 100's of programs now with the xs34 and not one of them has shown this problem.

Perhaps, by fluke, the programs being transmitted by the TV companies were sent out without any picture? Long shot though I admitt.
 

alan8477

Active Member
Thanks for the reply. It's definitely at my end, because after such a recording my Sky box is displaying blank when I go back to it hours later to check the recording. The picture reappears when I put the EPG on. This suggests it is not a cable problem or a transmission problem?
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Is the output from the Sky box in the right format (RGB I assume) ? I know that this can change without you knowing you've changed it if you press a certain key on the Sky remote.
 

alan8477

Active Member
I think it could be something to do with that John. I have Sky input through AV2 RGB. I output to my plasma from the XS34 with component. I wonder whether a particular sequence might confuse the XS34.
 
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monocrider

Guest
If you press the "TV" key on the Sky remote it switches off the RGB output, you have to press the "Sky" button to get in back on.

It's a annoying "feature" of the Sky box, and in the past has caused me to get the same results as you on my XS32.

Hope this helps.

rgards,
John
 
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ABP

Guest
Yes same as the above.
You must turn off your TV with the TV remote or the XS34 Remote as selecting TV on the SKY remote will revert the output to Pal and if as i assume you have RGB out of SKY to RGB in on your XS34 you will get the sound but no picture as you describe when you record.

AB-P
 

alan8477

Active Member
Thanks Guys, that will be what it is. My wife always uses the Sky remote to turn off the TV in our bedroom. You always get the answer on this forum.
 

stormjai

Novice Member
trying to decide on DVD recorder. From U Tosh XS34 users, is it

user friendly
easy to edit from camcorder footage
keep chapters and thumbnails on transfer to DVD

any annoying features?
every recorder seems to have some "fault"...!! :(

Ta

Jai
 

alan8477

Active Member
I love it, but then I bought one. When you know what it is capable of it is an awesome machine. In terms of basic recording I am sure it is very straight forward. But if you really want to use it to the full you will have to invest time and effort.
 
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ABP

Guest
Great Machine my only gripe is the fan noise and the 2Hr20 min full res recording which seems a bit mean by Panasonics 4Hr full res.

Great func is the SAT MON that lets you loop the scarts without loosing the input from your telly when in record standby etc

AB-P
 

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