So I found a place online that sold the exact remote that came with my model, so that there would be no doubt as to the compatibility with my player and that it would have all the buttons I should need. I did manage to get the sound to function during playback, although not ideally. When I insert a LD, the player automatically switches to digital sound. But when I press the D/A/CX button on the remote, the audio switches to analog and the sound works just fine while the cables are plugged into the VHF adapter. While the LD is set to analog, no sound comes out of either of the stereo outputs on the back of the player. After trying six different LD’s and a couple of different setups, the audio works the same in all cases. With the VHF outputs and audio set to analog, audio sounds just fine, (although I did hear a semi-loud pop a few times). But mostly it works just fine (albeit mono). However, if the sound is left set to digital, the same problem with static-y and distorted sound happens.
The button D/A/CX button on the remote only lets me switch between digital and analog sound, is this normal? There was only one LD where I was able to turn on or off the CX noise reduction, and I didn’t hear much of a difference, and it was a LD where it automatically set itself to analog and I couldn’t (as far as I could see) switch to digital. All of the LD’s that I’ve played except for that one had the CX logo on their jackets.
The setup that I’m using right now is hooking the LD player hooked directly to my TV through the Red, White and Yellow AV cables. I have also tried hooking it up to the RWY inputs of my stereo system, and hooking my TV to the RWY outputs of my stereo system and have the same issues as when I connect it directly to my TV. Which puzzles me, because after thoroughly reading the manual (thanks again for linking me them!) I have tried it hooked up just like it suggests and I still have the issue. My stereo system only has two large speakers, a left and right one. I also tried whatever troubleshooting I thought would remotely apply and there was still no change.
The TV I’m using is a Westinghouse LCD [model SK-26H730S] and the RWY AV inputs have never given me any issues with any other devices I’ve used, including a VCR.
The LD’s I’ve tried (if it matters): are Jurassic Park , Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves , The Last of the Mohicans [1986-85], Sneakers , Wallace & Gromit- a Grand Day Out [8304-84], and The Dr. Seuss Video Festival [ML100176]. (The Dr. Seuss one is the one that was set to analog from the beginning and allowed the CX noise to be turned on and off).
If there was any way I might be able to make my player play through the stereo outputs, that’d be amazing. Would I need to get some sort of an adapter for my TV, or is it even possible to do so on a modern TV? Thanks again, both of you, for all your knowledge and resources, it’s been a huge help.