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Using A Panasonic DVD & VHS Recorder With Samsung TV

I have Panasonic DMRES30VEB DVD Recorder & VHS combination, it is connected to my Samsung Series 5 UE32J5500AKXXU Smart TV with a component cable.
When I play a DVD disc everything works correctly, however if I try to play a VHS cassette nothing happens, I have tested the DVD Recorder & VHS with another TV and both the DVD & VHS work correctly.
Why is VHS is not working with the Samsung TV and how do Icorrect the problem.
Thank you in advance.

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This sounds like you'll have to forget component connections

In reply to: Using A Panasonic DVD & VHS Recorder With Samsung TV

And fall back to composite. Remember I take your word about component vs. composite.

As the signal is NTSC analog you can run into tracking errors that worsen over time plus some TVs are less forgiving (like this Samsung.)

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Tracking Errors

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Thanks for the help.
Your last comment concerning tracking errors is interesting, something I did not mention in my initial post was that when I first connected the Panasonic DVD/VHS recorder with the component cable VHS playback was OK, it only ceased working at a later time.

Although it was odd that when it was working I had to change the Panasonic unit to VHS output, start the cassette playing, then set it back to DVD and for a second time set the unit to VHS, only then would I receive sound and picture.

Maybe it doesn't like the analog signal ?

I will also try a composite connection.

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It may be upsetting

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But the age of the player is not helping here. You can try it on the other set and hope it's still good. I don't like these things at the service counter since they are beyond service life and no maker is fixing them today. All I can do is clean a head, reset settings and give it go but few customers will pay for this work today.

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