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# 38823 4-Aug-2009 21:22
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Wannabe Geek

  # 242681 4-Aug-2009 21:25
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Here's a wierd problem. Can anyone help with this please? All of a
sudden I cannot play Videotapes or DVDs through the YPbPr mode.

Here's how it presented. I was playing a videotape on the Panasonic
DMRES35 using the Konka KL22ES31 22in LCD TV mode YPbPr, and before
it was finished I stopped it and ejected the tape. Simple enough
operation, done lots of times.

But what happened next was NOT normal. Put in a DVD to play, pressed
the required buttons to switch drive and tried to play the DVD. But
curiously the screen was filled with a frozen image from the video
tape! I could hear the audio from the DVD but could only see this
still image.
TV shows a frozen image from an ejected video tape
Swapped mode to HDMI - fine. Freeview was available.

I stopped the DVD disc which forced the dvd player to act as a TV
tuner, and I could hear the TV stations as I changed them - but
still the frozen image from the tape remained there!

I thought: a re-boot. So switched the Konka TV off, also switched it
off at the power source, and after a few minutes powered up again.
No change. The screen still showed the image from the video tape.

I unplugged one of the YPbPr plugs and the image disappeared and
reappeared when plugged in. Ok, so maybe it's the signal from the
Panasonic DMRES35 Combo DVD/VHS Recorder. Somehow it's captured an
image from the tape and won't let it go (unlikely.) Turned DMRES35
off, incl power source at wall, and after a few minutes powered up
again. No change. The screen still showed the image from the video

I switched off all three components, incl at the wall, and waited
several minutes. Powered up and was greeted with a change: the YPbPr
mode showed a repeating pattern of colours but still NO video from
the DVD.

Cannot play Videos or DVDs through the YPbPr mode.
Anyone elso experience this?

Maybe try revert to factory settings?

Better yet, drop the TV into the Konko people in Onehunga and get
them to fix it. Theyre quite helpful there: I'd returned this TV to
them (bypassing DSE where I bought it) for a sound drop-out problem
on Freeview/HDMI. They 'upgraded the firmware'.

Maybe I ought to get a warrantee refund and buy a decent TV?

West Auckland
Konka KL22ES31 22in LCD TV
Panasonic DMRES35 Combo DVD/VHS Recorder
Homecast HT3000

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Wannabe Geek

  # 243509 6-Aug-2009 15:28
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The Konka LCD TV has been diagnosed as having a problem with the SCART card (or firmware) and also other modes. I took the set into them this morning having substituted a DVD machine and got the same response. Audio but no picture.


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  # 243598 6-Aug-2009 17:59
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LOL. is KONKA really a good choice for a brand name?

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