Solved Panasonic PVR DMR-BWT720GL.Not selecting all channels.

January 27, 2013 at 17:21:10
Specs: Windows Vista

I have just bought this unit, but it, at startup, does not pick up any channel 2, channel 7 and only poor of channel 10. SBS & channel 9 are both OK. Do I have a faulty set?

Steppy5


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#1
January 27, 2013 at 17:29:46

Are you talking about digital or analog channels? What kind of antenna do you have? How old is it? Could there be corrosion on the connection between antenna & cable?
Are you in one of the many "Dead zones" where some TV stations signals are not very strong? Have you considered installing a powered signal booster in your antenna line. Have you run the setup station scanner?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
January 27, 2013 at 18:12:18

Richard59
The channels are all digital.I ran the station set up. I can receive all free to air channels on the TV. The antenna is old but as I receive all free to air on TV, this should not affect the auto set up,& I am not in a dead zone. I don't think a powered signal booster would make any difference as I am in a good reception zone.
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#3
January 27, 2013 at 18:22:34
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You'll be surprised what a signal booster will do particularly if like me you have a splitter in the antenna line to provide TV to three or four different areas in the home.
I have signal split for main lounge and three bedrooms and without booster the signal is degraded in my case particularly with 9 & 9digital.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
January 27, 2013 at 18:57:58

Thanks Richard59. I will install a signal booster in the hope that will solve the problem. I must improve reception anyway.

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#5
January 31, 2013 at 03:22:59

Richard59
I tried a signal booster. All it achieved was to recognise channel 7, but badly pixalated. Still no channel 2
Panasonic advises me I might have interference from power point too close to the antenna, setting up a magnetic field. I am going to try setting the unit at a friends home near here tomorrow. He has twin tuner if this does not work out it goes back for exchange. If that one fails I get refund and try another brand.
UPDATE.
This morning did a setup on friends 2 TV's. Works perfectly on both, returned home, same as before. Turns out this friend has a signal booster (amplifier) on his antenna pole, as well as the power point transformer he loaned me. I will be buying a complete signal booster as you have suggested. Thanks for your help.

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#6
February 1, 2013 at 15:39:51

Glad you resolved it. and thanks for letting us know.

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#7
February 1, 2013 at 21:12:02

Richard59
I am most frustrated. Thought the problem would be solved with booster. Wrong. OK on my Sony. I have a new Kogan that I was hooking up to. With booster on still no joy. Then decided as last resort try RCA cable. Success!! Problem must be incombatable HDMI with TV. Next step is to contact Kogan and hope they have an answer. Will keep you posted.

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#8
March 4, 2013 at 16:40:23

Richard59.
Sorry I have not got back to you sooner. While moving PVR around I noticed I got full signal all round. This was while I had 3 mtr HDMI connected,I then purchased 1.5 cable. This failed. Gave up and am now using 3 mtr cable with success.
IT equipment. grrrrrr.

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