Kenwood DVDR having knipptions.
I got up this morning, and trying to avoid shutdown-radio and
health-care-radio, I decided to watch tv during breakfast.
My analog tvs get their signal off the air, via a digital recorder
with a digital tuner. Today, I could only tune to channel 3 (and
there is no channel 3 around here) or the various input jacks on the
DVR. So the tv screen is always plain blue.
When I tried to tune to 11.2, if I went slowly, I got 11, and if I
went fast I got 2. But no tv signal. There's a separate "."
button, which I don't use and today it didn't work at all.
Plenty to watch that I've recorded but what will I do when that is all
used up? 8AM is coming up, time to record Leave it to Beaver.
Records fine when it gets to Leave it to Beaver. I guess the problem
is solved for now.
LITB tells its first risque joke. Beaver has made it to age 13
already, so they started again when he was 6. (Somehow they had a
special episode where they looked at a scrap book and played video
from when he was 6. Then the next episode was entirely from that
Anyhow, Ward comes in the back door when June's back is turned and she
says "Is that you, darling?" And he says, "No it's your husband".
There were no more jokes like this after they moved to the new house.
Sounds like you might have a weak battery in the DVDR's remote. In my
experience, when the batteries get weak, some remote functions still
work but others don't. Make sure the battery ends have not oxidized (if
so, clean with a damp coarse cloth) and/or change to a fresh set and try
again. Also, you may have lost your DVDR's scan channel setting due to
an electrical transient. I've seen that happen several times. If the
remote seems to be working, try re-scanning for channels on the DVDR's
built in tuner.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I don't think that's it. As luck would have it, I used two different
remotes and got the same effect with each**. In addition, turning on
the DVDR, it displayed a blank screen on the tv. Normally it would go
to whatever station I last watched or recorded*** and it would show
whatever program was playing on that channel, in this case 11. It did
iirc go to channel 11, but it didn't display any signal there, or on
channel 2. (which it went to when I punched 11.2) And when I scanned
channels, it did change channels every time I pushed the button on the
remote, but it ignored the pre-set list that was in the DVDR, and just
went to channel 3 and the various input jacks. Instead of 2, 11,
13, 24, 45, 54 and the various input jacks.
***(which on an early Tuesday morning is channel 11, and indeed a show
on channel 11 had been recorded the previous night while I was
**One when I was still in bed, and one when I got to the kitchen. I
have 3 remotes, one for each floor, and I use PowerMID to communicate
from other rooms to the DVDR. I originally bought a spare remote in
case the first one broke, since many things can be done only with the
remote, and a couple years later I bought a 3rd on ebay so I can have
one on each floor inc. the basement. Some of the best money I ever
Once it started working again, after it recorded LITB, it remembered
the list of preset channels!!!!
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