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I have a Panasonic Video and dvd recorder. When we play a dvd

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I have a Panasonic Video and dvd recorder. When we play a dvd we can hear the sound from a TV programme in the background which is getting worse so that the background sound is drowning out the dialogue on the dvd

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Can you tell me the model of the player please?
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry I have only just switched on my computer.

The model number is *****

On the Panasonic on the unit itself, press and hold the channel up and channel down buttons for 8 seconds, then release and it should go into the setup mode.
Complete the setup and tell me please if it then functions correctly.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can't see any channel up and down buttons on the unit. Where are they? I assume you mean the player itself and not the TV or either of the remotes?

ok, you need to do it on the remote please.
So hold the buttons on the remote instead.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have tried that. I can't see that anything happens at all. The dvd still has TV programme noise in the background.

I don't know what you mean about it going into set up mode. What should happen? What should I see on either the TV screen or the LCD display panel on the unit?

You would see it appear on the TV
Nothing appeared?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Disconnect the aerial cable from the DVD player
Then tell me if you still hear the sound please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

That seems to have stopped it.

But does it mean we have to disconnect the aerial every time we want to watch a dvd?

yes, it appears the cable has faulted, or the internal tuner.
Try replacing the cable and if the problem persists you need to disconnect the cable or replace the player itself as the tuner on the mainboard has faulted.
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