Help ..Picture goes dark on AV setting!

don_na_naJanuary 27, 2012

I have a Magnavox 36 inch TV, hooked to a Dish Network DVR and a Magnavox Combo VCR/DVD Recorder. The Combo is less than a year old. To use the combo, I have to select the AV setting on the TV remote. It worked great until about a month ago. Now when I try to record or watch the combo the picture goes dark intermittently. Any ideas what the problem is and how I can fix it? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Make sure all cables going to/from all the boxes are secure. Remove each one and then reconnect it. What cable are you using for the final connection to the tv? If you are already using a HDMI cable, try a different HDMI cable if you have one. If you are not using HDMI, try one if you have HDMI ports available.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 6:09AM
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Thanks azinoh!

I removed and reconnected each cable. I still had the same problem when on the AV setting (the picture goes dark with a red tint).

I do not have an HDMI port on the TV. The final connection was an AV cable with the yellow/red/white connectors. I switched this cable for a new cable that has the S-video/red/ white connectors. With this connection, the picture is no longer dark but has poor color and all the charactors have a sparkling halo around them (like Edward Cullen). This is only when the TV is set to the AV setting so that I can use the combo.

Thanks again for the input! Any suggestions on how to connect the units to avoid these problems will be greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 10:27AM
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