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"No Signal" message

by msoucy / May 24, 2009 1:18 AM PDT

I've got this weird problem with my Visio 32" flat panel LCD TV. When viewing certain DVDs the movie will cut out for a split second and I will see a blue screen on my TV with the message "No signal", and then the movie continues. It seems to only happen on certain DVDs. For example last night I watched the movie "Taken" which I had rented and it did it in a bunch of different spots in the movie. My DVD player is an old Phillips DVD player, and is hooked up to my Denon A/V receiver (AVR-787). The video signal goes through the A/V receiver to the TV. Could the issue be with my DVD player? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I would start trying another player.
by Kees Bakker / May 24, 2009 1:35 AM PDT
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Surely someone you know has one you can use for a day.

Kees

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My guess it might be one of those copy protection thing.
by ahtoi / May 24, 2009 3:46 AM PDT
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Do you get that problem if hooked up directly from the dvd player to the TV?

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copy protection thing?
by msoucy / May 24, 2009 1:26 PM PDT

Hmmm, not sure. Haven't tried that yet. I guess my 1st thing should be to take the A/V receiver out of the equation, and see what happens. It also occurred to me I could try another DVD player. I have a portable DVD player with RCA video output jacks on it. I can test the TV using that DVD player. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let you know what happens when I'm done testing.

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