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[Fixed] Sony/Panasonic/Car DVD Player Has Sound but No Picture

"My Sony DVD player and Panasonic TC-P50G20 are hooked up through a Pioneer VSX-23THX receiver using HDMI cables, all was working fine for about 5 years but now when we try to watch a DVD the Sony DVD player plays sound but no picture."

"Have got a prescan dvd player hooked up to my Emerson tv and the sound works perfect but no picture."

Recently we have solved the problem "DVD Plays with No Sound on TV", another problem is also common during the DVD playback on TVs - the DVD player gets audio but no video. When a user hooks a DVD player to the TV, play the DVD, there is only sound with a blue or black screen. Almost all DVD players, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, car portable, etc. all have "sound but no video" errors. In this post, we have all the solutions to fix DVD player not displaying picture on TV screens.

Solution 1. Make sure all the connections are connected correctly

Check the cable colors and make sure the Red, Green, and Blue cables from the DVD player are plugged into the Red, Green, and Blue component receiver. Plugging the Red video cable into the Red audio output of the DVD player or cross plug the Blue and Green cables will result in DVD player not showing picture on TV screens and some other common DVD player errors.

Solution 2. Make sure the DVD player and TV use the same video siginal

Check the settings of both the DVD player and the TV, make sure they play the same type of video signal, i.e., progressive or interlaced. Some TVs won't play progressive signals and therefore you should make sure the player (DVD) is not in Progressive Mode. For example, if your Sony DVD player has sound but no picture due to progressive signals, press the Progressive button on the DVD player or press the P.SCAN button on the remote to disable the progressive signal > restart DVD player and press 369 on the remote > switch the VIDEO OUT to Interlaced and press the PAUSE button on the DVD player for 5 seconds.

You may need: how to fix interlacing issues

Solution 3. Use a different cable.

Try a different cable. You're suggested to use an HDMI, DVI, Component Video, or S-Video cable for the best output quality.

Solution 4. Check the inserted DVD.

The DVD may get scratched, damaged or unplayable. And there may be some special protections that prevent the DVD player from displaying the picture on TV properly. Try another DVD. If the "DVD player plays sound but no picture" happens with a single DVD, you will need to convert the damaged/protected DVD to digital files for TVs.

100% Effective Fix to "DVD Player Gets Audio but No Video" Error

Convert the DVDs to digital files to get rid of complicated settings.

If the above fix won't solve DVD player not showing picture on TV errors, there is a 100% efficient workaround - convert the DVD to digital files. By digitizing the DVD, users don't need to adjust the complicated settings and they can easily remove any DVD scratches or protections.

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To digitize a DVD, just install WinX DVD Ripper and follow the steps below.

Step 1. Insert the DVD into your computer's DVD drive.

Step 2. Launch WinX DVD Ripper and click the DVD Disc button to open the DVD.

Step 3. Select an output format.

Step 4. Click the RUN button to begin converting DVD to digital file.

Once you have a digital copy, you can enjoy the DVD movies without using DVD player.

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Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping commercial DVDs for any illegal purpose. You're suggested to refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before doing so.


author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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