Originally Posted by Lundi
I'm having issues with my dmr-eh59. Occasionally, after several hours of use, the tv picture loses its normal colors and the colors go purple and green (or so it appears). Basically it looks like certain colors are missing from the picture. I'm using a hdmi cable to connect the machine to the tv, so it can't be an rgb issue. I've tried switching hdmi cables, to no avail. Colors on other devices connected to the tv (blu-ray, satellite) remain normal. The issue is definitely coming from the dvd-r. I've also had the tv screen go black. Both issues can be resolved by powering the machine off.
I've only had the machine for a few months. I had an E85 for years and rarely experienced problems with it. I'm pleased with the new machine, but concerned that it seems faulty right out of the box. I certainly don't think I should have to reset my machine every time I use it. Has anyone experienced similar issues or know what might be causing the problem?
Thanks for any and all input! I've read the forums for years, but only just contributed. Hope I've set this up right.
Have you tried other outputs on the machine that are not HDMI?
Have you tried to reset the machine to factory settings and see what happens?
Are there any firmware updates for your model?
Is it still under warranty?
What you describe sounds like a component failing and probably wont get any better. You need to isolate the problem by checking other output connections.
There are a few Panny gurus on this forum that will chime in soon and help you down the path to a solution.
To check FW version:
Step 1. Check the firmware version currently installed in your DVD recorder
Follow the steps below to check the firmware version currently installed in your Panasonic DVD recorder.
Turn on the main unit.
Press the [FUNCTION MENU] button on the remote control to open the display menu screen.
Using the Up and Down cursor buttons on the remote control, select the "Others" tab.
Using the Up and Down cursor buttons, select the "Setup" tab.
Select the "Display" tab - "Display" items will appear.
Press the "STATUS" button on the remote control. The current firmware version for your recorder will be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the screen (e.g. "1.1").
Please make note of this version number.