I posted in the 5005 thread about some issues I had with the 5006.
- Extremely pale S-Video output
- Very green screen when viewing NTSC source with 5006 set to NTSC. Green recorded and was present when disc viewed in another player.
- Occasional green dark areas.
- Occasional jitter.
After extensive testing with connections and two TVs I can conclude the following.
This was solved by connected to another TV - why the original didn’t like the 5006 I don’t know it has never shown this before with S-Video.
This is weird, connecting to another TV using exactly the same connections showed no problems and recorded perfectly. Aha I thought a power cycle had solved the issue - took it back to the other TV and it still showed and recorded green! There’s got to be something about the input/output RGB SCART socket on the first TV which is affecting the 5006 - but I don’t know enough about it to speculate.
& 4) Haven’t shown themselves on the 2nd TV. Are these heat issues? The 5006 is more ventilated in it’s new location.
In conclusion I now have a 5006 which works perfectly on a second TV so that is where it will stay for now. No green and no jitter. So happy bunny for the moment. For others with issues, I would experiment with connections if you can - I’m more happy now I reckon the 5006 is less at fault (although it seems to be incompatible with my main TV).
Nb. Through trial and error I have found how to record NTSC sources, you must prepare a blank disc with the recorder set to NTSC beforehand. You cannot mix PAL and NTSC recordings on the same disc. This might be useful to others who are stuck.