Connecting a DVD player to DVD recorder

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  1. sdavidsonuk

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    Connecting a DVD player to DVD recorder ... is this possible?

    I have a Pioneer DV444 Multi-Region Player and a Philips DVR610 Recorder and would like to duplicate my June 2005 wedding DVDs for my family.

    I only ask as my DVD writer on my PC doesn't seem to recognise DVDs at the moment only CDs.

    Any advise much appreciated.
     
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    When I tried connecting my multi region/macrovision removing Pioneer 444 to my Sony GX3 when I first got it the Sony said something like "not able to process signal",perhaps it would be different with a home made DVD.
     
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    Yes you can transfer from a DVD PLAYER to a DVD RECORDER by connecting them together - preferably by scart lead.

    I sometimes use my Panasonic S27 dvd player (which is also multiregion) to transfer DVD-RAM disc recordings originally made on the dvd recorder, back again to a DVD-R disc in the recorder. The DVD-R disc can then be finalised normally. The S27 will play ram in either SP or LP mode). It will also play finalised DVD-R discs.
    The quality is fine and recordings are made in real time. I had thought the S27 was now obsolete but see it has resurfaced on the Play.com, Jersey, website.

    http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=ELEC&title=615384&p=321&g=409&pa=genna
     
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    Hi
    conect your dvd recorder to your tv.
    Now get your dvd player and connect
    it to the recorder using a scart lead or them other
    leads ,think there called AV leads or S-video leads.
    Put what ever film you want to copy
    in the dvd player and press play the film(wedding)
    should come on the screen and press record
    on the dvd recorder.
    Hope you get it sorted
     
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    thanks for your help everyone

    i'll try this afternoon and let you know how i get on

    cheers
    scott
     
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    no, didn't work. I only have one scart socket on my dvd player ... so that leads to the TV.

    The recorder has two sockets ... one to the TV and one to SKY+

    can i connect the player and recorder some other way? S-Video or something like that?
     
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    or do i forget the TV and just plug the player directly to the player? kinda like you used to be able to with two videos?
     
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    its either that or i'm not on the correct recorder channel to record ... but i can't figure this out as soon as I play the wedding on the player it takes priority over all channels
     
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    You could try an S-video lead from DVD player to dvd recorder but that will only link the video circuit. You will also need the 2 x RCA phono leads (usually red & white plugs) to link the sound. Alternatively they do make adaptor leads S-Video + 2 x RCA phono to scart plug. If you do get one of these make sure that the scart plug has IN/OUT switch.

    Otherwise see if you can use the scart out from dvd player to the AV2 scart in on the dvd recorder. (You have the Sky+ lead in here so you will have to remove it for duration of transferring Wedding DVD).

    You have mentioned that switching on the dvd player puts the dvd picture on TV to the exclusion of everything else. This means that this scart lead has switching on pin 8. It may not be a problem just allowing you to record
    the wedding to dvdr. If it is you will have to cut the wire on scart pin 8 to isolate it - or (simpler) purchased a scart lead which doesn't have this pin connected, which might prove hard to find as most scart leads these days come full wired on all pins.

    You can but try it.
     

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