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Anonymous
November 19, 2004 11:13:17 AM

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I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
No video source.
*Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
*the channel is available to you.

i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
thanks

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Anonymous
November 19, 2004 12:31:02 PM

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Can you watch live TV? Is your cable box on?
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 1:35:04 PM

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>>Can you watch live TV? Is your cable box on?

>Note that there is no reason not to leave it "on" all the time. The
>"power" switch is mostly a lie and has no measurable effect on power
>consumption.

Actually, if you read my message you'll see that I'm talking about his
cable box, not his replaytv. If he has cable and the descrambler is
turned off, it will generate the symptoms mentioned (no video signal,
<1 minute records, etc).
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Anonymous
November 19, 2004 3:02:43 PM

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On 19 Nov 2004 09:31:02 -0800, "Chairboy" <ben.hallert@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Can you watch live TV? Is your cable box on?

Note that there is no reason not to leave it "on" all the time. The
"power" switch is mostly a lie and has no measurable effect on power
consumption.

--
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Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 5:18:08 PM

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On 19 Nov 2004 10:35:04 -0800, "Chairboy" <ben.hallert@gmail.com>
wrote:

>>>Can you watch live TV? Is your cable box on?
>
>>Note that there is no reason not to leave it "on" all the time. The
>>"power" switch is mostly a lie and has no measurable effect on power
>>consumption.
>
>Actually, if you read my message you'll see that I'm talking about his
>cable box, not his replaytv.

And I was talking about the cable box too. It's much better when
people are talking about the same things.

> If he has cable and the descrambler is
>turned off, it will generate the symptoms mentioned (no video signal,
><1 minute records, etc).

Mostly I had trouble with video cables falling out. This happens much
more easily with S-video than composite (the connector is less
physically secure).

--
36 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 10:25:23 PM

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yes - tv is PIP with TIVO too and all other 'inputs' are OK - only
Replay has problem
Anonymous
November 20, 2004 11:15:55 AM

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I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night too. On
Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The next morning, I saw
the same message. I watch TV thru my Showstopper so I know all cables are
good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then with no
problems. Any ideas?


<mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
> night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
> recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
> No video source.
> *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
> *the channel is available to you.
>
> i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
> ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
> thanks
>
Anonymous
November 21, 2004 2:15:23 PM

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Unplug replaytv from power outlet, wait 5 minutes. Plug back in. Works

"Shawn E. Hale" <SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:kb-dnbfEBvcQ3gLcRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night too. On
> Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The next morning, I
saw
> the same message. I watch TV thru my Showstopper so I know all cables are
> good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then with no
> problems. Any ideas?
>
>
> <mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> >I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
> > night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
> > recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
> > No video source.
> > *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
> > *the channel is available to you.
> >
> > i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
> > ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
> > thanks
> >
>
>
Anonymous
November 21, 2004 3:27:21 PM

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On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:15:23 -0500, "Little Brittle & the C Bag"
<littlebrittle@cbag.com> wrote:

>Unplug replaytv from power outlet, wait 5 minutes. Plug back in. Works
>

And make sure the source components are outputting video. It won't
work otherwise.

>"Shawn E. Hale" <SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:kb-dnbfEBvcQ3gLcRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>> I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night too. On
>> Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The next morning, I
>saw
>> the same message. I watch TV thru my Showstopper so I know all cables are
>> good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then with no
>> problems. Any ideas?
>>
>>
>> <mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>> >I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
>> > night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
>> > recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
>> > No video source.
>> > *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
>> > *the channel is available to you.
>> >
>> > i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
>> > ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
>> > thanks
>> >
>>
>>
>

--
34 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 11:12:22 AM

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The unit has worked fine since that one incident without any powering down
or other changes. It was just strange to get that same message as the
original poster, for that one particular show, and have no problems since.


"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
news:2fn1q09va5d4rvm7gasqsc293k6kkqinc1@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:15:23 -0500, "Little Brittle & the C Bag"
> <littlebrittle@cbag.com> wrote:
>
>>Unplug replaytv from power outlet, wait 5 minutes. Plug back in. Works
>>
>
> And make sure the source components are outputting video. It won't
> work otherwise.
>
>>"Shawn E. Hale" <SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote in message
>>news:kb-dnbfEBvcQ3gLcRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>> I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night too. On
>>> Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The next morning, I
>>saw
>>> the same message. I watch TV thru my Showstopper so I know all cables
>>> are
>>> good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then with
>>> no
>>> problems. Any ideas?
>>>
>>>
>>> <mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>> >I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
>>> > night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
>>> > recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
>>> > No video source.
>>> > *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
>>> > *the channel is available to you.
>>> >
>>> > i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
>>> > ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
>>> > thanks
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>
> --
> 34 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
> Mark Lloyd
> has a Replay 5xxx
> http://go.to/notstupid
> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
> "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
> paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
> anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 1:18:10 PM

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On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 08:12:22 -0500, "Shawn E. Hale"
<SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote:

>The unit has worked fine since that one incident without any powering down
>or other changes. It was just strange to get that same message as the
>original poster, for that one particular show, and have no problems since.
>

A lot of problems are like that. They occur occaisionally and you
never find out why.

>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:2fn1q09va5d4rvm7gasqsc293k6kkqinc1@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:15:23 -0500, "Little Brittle & the C Bag"
>> <littlebrittle@cbag.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Unplug replaytv from power outlet, wait 5 minutes. Plug back in. Works
>>>
>>
>> And make sure the source components are outputting video. It won't
>> work otherwise.
>>
>>>"Shawn E. Hale" <SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>news:kb-dnbfEBvcQ3gLcRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>>> I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night too. On
>>>> Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The next morning, I
>>>saw
>>>> the same message. I watch TV thru my Showstopper so I know all cables
>>>> are
>>>> good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then with
>>>> no
>>>> problems. Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> <mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>>> >I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the other
>>>> > night for all recordings it displays the message ...less than 1 minute
>>>> > recorded. When I play the show, the following message appears:
>>>> > No video source.
>>>> > *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered on.
>>>> > *the channel is available to you.
>>>> >
>>>> > i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder' --
>>>> > ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
>>>> > thanks
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> 34 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> has a Replay 5xxx
>> http://go.to/notstupid
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>> "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
>> paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
>> anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
>

--
33 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
November 22, 2004 10:33:55 PM

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mardidiamond@gmail.com wrote in news:1100921123.937027.287310
@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

> yes - tv is PIP with TIVO too and all other 'inputs' are OK - only
> Replay has problem
>
>

I have seen this behavior on both of my RTV4504 units at some time or
another. The fix was to start removing the last recorded shows (watch them
and delete them). Then reboot the unit.

The problem appears to be the buffer getting confused about space and once
it stops buffering it won't go again until a reboot.
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 10:57:03 PM

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Last year I had the same problem whenever I tried to record Smallville
on any machine. This season it's fine. I think (but am not sure) that
Channel 5, which I only recorded for Smallville, was slightly off
frequency on the cable. I surmised this after noticing that when tuning
channel 5 by pressing "05" on the remote I got the "no video" message
but if I used the channel up/down button it came in fine.
In any case, either RTV sent a fix or the cable company tweaked their
headend because it's fine this season.

From:Shawn E. Hale
SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net

> The unit has worked fine since that one incident without any powering
> down or other changes. It was just strange to get that same message
> as the original poster, for that one particular show, and have no
> problems since.
>
> "Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
> news:2fn1q09va5d4rvm7gasqsc293k6kkqinc1@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:15:23 -0500, "Little Brittle & the C Bag"
>> <littlebrittle@cbag.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Unplug replaytv from power outlet, wait 5 minutes. Plug back in.
>>> Works
>>
>> And make sure the source components are outputting video. It won't
>> work otherwise.
>>
>>> "Shawn E. Hale" <SEHaleNOSPAM1@Comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:kb-dnbfEBvcQ3gLcRVn-vA@comcast.com...
>>>> I thought it was just me. This happened to me the other night
>>>> too. On Tuesday night, 11/16, NYPD Blue was set to record. The
>>>> next morning, I saw the same message. I watch TV thru my
>>>> Showstopper so I know all cables are
>>>> good and I have recorded both manually and by schedule since then
>>>> with no
>>>> problems. Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> <mardidiamond@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1100880797.364988.63090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>>>> I have early Panasonic Showstopper/Replay all of a sudden the
>>>>> other night for all recordings it displays the message ...less
>>>>> than 1 minute recorded. When I play the show, the following
>>>>> message appears: No video source.
>>>>> *Verify that video components are properly attached and powered
>>>>> on. *the channel is available to you.
>>>>>
>>>>> i checked all cables - someone else suggested it's 'the encoder'
>>>>> -- ideas? is it finally dead (worked faithfully for years) --
>>>>> thanks
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> 34 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> has a Replay 5xxx
>> http://go.to/notstupid
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>> "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
>> paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
>> anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
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