Hi. I purchased a new Roku Smart TV - Sharp 32 inch, model no. LC-32LB601U - from Best Buy at the beginning of November. It's my first Smart TV and it's been a bit challenging figuring out all the ins and outs of setting up everything but I thought I had it all figured out until this morning when I encountered something that has me completely stumped. I would really appreciate any help in solving this.
I have a Toshiba DVD/VHS combo attached. The model number is SD-V295. I have it hooked up with the 3 wires in back - white, yellow and red. There is no HDMI port on the VCR/DVD player so don't have any other option and they are hooked into the only three corresponding ports on the television. I set up the DVD choice on the Smart TV a while ago and it's worked fine until this morning when I tried to play an old VHS Christmas tape and I can't get any sound, only video. I tried several other tapes just to be sure it wasn't that tape. It seems like the TV is not picking up audio from the VCR. I really don't think the problem is with the VCR heads, as I recently had watched it with the old TV just before it was replaced.
Shortly after this, I tried playing several different DVDs that have been burned -- i.e., not store-bought DVDs. They play perfectly in my other DVD player and use to play perfectly in this player as well but now the player is unable to read them and I receive an error message when I try to play them.
To sum up, the only thing I am now able to play in my combo DVD/VCR player is store-bought DVDs. I am unable to play any VHS tapes -- store bought or ones I have made -- because I am not getting any sound, and I am unable to play any burned DVDs that play fine in my other machine. I can't say for sure but it seems that this new television is affecting how the DVD/VHS player reads the media.
Does anyone have any advice as to what I might be doing wrong or what I can do to fix this? Thank you.