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I have a Panasonic Omnivision VHS (its a combo TV/VCR)

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I have a Panasonic Omnivision VHS (it's a combo TV/VCR) that I bought used from a private party. Everything works perfectly except for two things:

1. The CH up/down on my remote works fine and so does the rapid tune button but the numbered keys don't. If I push 5, it shows 5 on my TV screen but the TV doesn't automatically change to it. No biggie; just thought I'd mention it :-)
2. This is the biggie. I have attached to my Panasonic TV/VCR, an external Magnavox DVD player. According to both of my Owner's Manuals (and I've triple checked the connections), they are correct. BUT, when I put a DVD in the player and press input on the remote, everything shows up/plays perfectly on my TV screen except for the sound. I've upped the volume to maximum to no avail and I've confirmed that the DVD is good by playing it on another TV/DVD in my house. HELP!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.


-How exactly do you have the DVD hooked to the tv?


Please give me this information and I will be happy to assist you further.

Thank you,

Tim Nolan

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
<p>The DVD player came with an "audio cable" and a "video cable". The audio cable has an orange (R) and a white (L) male plug and the video cable has a yellow male plug.</p><p>I insert them in the DVD player audio out jacks (orange and white) and video out jack (yellow).</p><p>Then I insert the plugs in the righthand side of back of the TV into the audio in (white) receptacle and the video in (yellow) receptacle.</p><p>I've never had a TV (including this one) with more than one audio receptacle so have never used the orange plug (it just hangs there).</p><p>With this exact connection/hook-up with any TV, I've never had any problem playing any DVD no matter how they were created. And the only problem now is no sound :-(</p><p>Sharon</p><p>Thursday, November 25, 1pm</p><p>Nevermind, I solved it myself.  Inserting the orange as opposed to white audio cable in the TV  audio fixed it.</p><p>My previous combo TV had these recepticals on the front of the TV vs the back of this one.  So, maybe the location of the receptables determines which color to attach to the audio IN.</p><p>Now, if you could give me an idea on how to be able to punch a number and get that channel to come up, I'd appreciate it.  FYI, everytime I press a number, it comes up with a minus sign like 7- which might mean it's not programmed in but they all are there when I use the CH up or down buttons.</p><p> Thanks, Sharon</p><p> Now I'm able to use the number keys to immediatly switch to two-digit channels :-)  But still does not switch to single digits (such as 1 thru 9).  Help.</p><p>Sharon</p><p>Nevermind everything.  I solved the number key problem by myself again.  You always have to press two digits.  So, 7- becomes 07 if you press 0 and 7.</p><p>No help from you so far but keep the $15.00 cuz maybe I'll need you again before it expires.</p><p> Thanks,</p><p>Sharon</p>
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


Still waiting for an answer regarding the pause button not working while I'm taping a program (so I can delete commercials as I'm watching and taping).