Connecting Receiver to new tv

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  1. cfclay

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    I was attempting to use the only wires I have coming out of the wall... composite cables. Wish there was an HDMI.


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  2. Rich

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    Got it, thanx.

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  3. cfclay

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    Hey folks - I bought that adapter above, installed it and the menu for the DVD player plays beautifully. But when the dvd starts, the picture goes away and my TV is telling me there’s no signal. Any ideas?


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  4. jimmie57

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    OK, that is really strange. If the menu comes to the screen it says you are set up on the correct input.
    The message is definitely a TV message.
    What happens if you change the Input to the DirecTV input and then go back to the DVD input ?
     
  5. cfclay

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    If I switch what I’m viewing and then go back and forth between DTV and Dvd on TV? No effect. I also switched the connection, no effect.

    Here’s an update though: I did manage to find some DVD’s that would work- and some interesting things about some that wouldn’t.

    This kicking and screaming and Nemo
    movie won’t. I’ve attached the picture just to see if anyone knows anything about the format of the movie. This Simpsons movie does same thing (Its picture won’t show)- except for the menu of the DVD will. If you choose a part of the menu - it will play, picture won’t show.

    I’m stumped.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  6. jimmie57

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    When one of the movies plays, see what the TV says the resolution is and then do that with one that does not play.
    Also, try bypassing the adapter and put the GREEN cable into the YELLOW hole on the Composite connection and see if anything comes to the screen. Don't connect any other cables.
     
  7. cfclay

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    Not sure how I can tell what the resolution of the picture is.


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  8. P Smith

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    usually it's INFO button on TV remote
     
  9. Rich

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    Unless you have a Samsung TV set. Mine have stopped doing that. Both did it when I got them, then they just stopped. I have no idea why. Not the batteries, I've tried changing them, no joy. Not the remotes, each set has two remotes both show the same, no joy. Both are pretty much set to factory defaults, the few changes I've made concerned HDR and the Info button didn't work before I made the changes. Have any thoughts? I'd be eternally grateful for some way to get that Info button working again.

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  10. P Smith

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    Yes, as always ! :)
    I would try to explore all menus/items of these menu... sometime Info is there too.
     
  11. cfclay

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    I put in a new DVD, a new movie last night… And it worked. I’m going to consider this problem solved. Thanks for all your help!


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  12. Rich

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    I've tried that, no joy. I think I've done everything obvious.

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  13. jimmie57

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    I tried everything to find the Info that is missing.
    The only time it shows for me is if I turn the TV itself OFF and then back ON. It shows at the top what is being fed to it.

    Update: using the voice controlled remote for my TV I can say the HDMI1 that my connection is in and the info will come to the top of the screen.
     
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    For some reason I can't put the above highlighted sentence in the color I want (red). Anyhow, I can do that too. But it should work with the Info button, no? What happened to that function? I do like things to work in a rational way.

    Edit: Now the color works, wonder what happened?

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  15. P Smith

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    Rich, I would pester a mfg of your TV set ... email, phone,website form, etc
    seems to me it's TV's FW bug
     
  16. WestDC

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    I have a Suggestion - try turning OFF -HDMI control in the TV menu and see if your info button returns.
     
  17. Rich

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    I can't find that in my settings, I tried turning off HDMI for Anynet Devices that didn't help.

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  18. cfclay

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    Update, put in a new movie tonight and it DIDNT work. Sound only


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  19. ejbvt

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    I had the same issue with my Samsung TVs... the only way I get them to display the resolution during most playback on most sources is to use the RC65 remote, slide it over to TV and press select. It doesn't work during streaming like Amazon. Nothing on my TV's remote (non-voice), the Samsung TV remote app, or the RC71 remote seem to make the resolution appear without changing inputs. Give the good old trusty RC65 a shot!
     
  20. cfclay

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    I just tried this last night with a new movie- sound but no picture. So I now have 2 movies released within 2017 and one will play and will not. It has to be something about the format.

    But on to something else- this DVD player is now 10 years old. Could it be that cheapest DVD player off the shelf at Walmart would work just as well?


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