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analogue cable signal on tv/vcr

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Mr Pumpkinhead, May 16, 2005.

  1. Mr Pumpkinhead

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    I currently have an analogue cable signal.
    If I plug this into the TV (Philips pw6006) I can pick up the standard 5 channels plus things like paramount comedy, Living TV, Sky One, and a few others.

    If I plug the same cable into the VCR and auto scan it can only pick up BBC1/2, ITV, Channel 4, Sky One.

    Any ideas why the VCR can't pick up the same channels as the TV?
     
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    Having checked the manual it appears that the PW6006 can receive various sets of European frequency channels.
    e.g. As well as channels 21 – 69 (ranging from 471.25 MHz to 855 MHz)
    i.e. also receives channel E2 – E12 (ranging from 48.25 MHz to 224 MHz)
    S1 – S20
    H1 – H19.

    The VCR appears to only scan for Channels 21- 69

    Does anyone know anything about this or if there is a VCR that can scan all of the above channels?

    Any other analogue cable users out there?
     
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    Which is normal for all vcrs in the UK.
    Whatever channels are missing on the vcr.........take a note of their channel no on the Tv and then manually tune your vcr and add them.
     
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    Your TV has what is known as a hyperband tuner.
    Your VCR just has a standard bandIV / bandV UHF only tuner.
    I haven't heard of a VCR with hyperband tuner - but maybe someone here knows different.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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