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Connecting Sky To DVD Recorder

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by mark67, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. mark67

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    I have now got myself a Sony RDR GX-3 Recordable DVD.

    I have set it up OK using the standard analogue aerial. But I cannot get it to work with my SKY digital box. Sky box is a Panasonic TU-DSB80.
    I have wired it up as the (Sony) manual says and got a picture on the TV of SKY demo page but the Sony will not tune in to the SKY signal. I have disconnected the TV aerial from the SONY so that the only signal going into it was the SKY:

    SKY box (Scart O/P)>>>Sony Line 3(Scart I/P)>>>>Sony Line 1(Scart O/P)>>>TV (ScartI/P)

    I get a picture on the TV of the sky signal only if I turn the DVD off.
    Do I need to set the DVD to the Sky Channel No? If so what is it.
    I know I have connected all the Scart leads correctly, there is only 2, but I cannot get the Sony to tune into the SKY Signal.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Cheers
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Does it play DVD-Videos OK?

    Well without seeing the manual I suggest "L3".
     
  3. mark67

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    Hi Rasczak,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Got it sorted. "L3" Input needed selecting. Only had the Sony since Friday.

    Next thing, now I have got it to record from Sky, I now realise that you can only record from one channel e.g BBC1, unless i am at home and able to manually change the channels.
    Whereas when you use the analogue aerial I can recored say 1 hour off BBC1 then 1/2 of ITV 20mins of Channel 4 etc. And i don't have to be at home.

    I am using the sky box for BBC1,2,ITV,4,5. No sky channels. No funds for them.

    So is it really worth bothering?

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    Is it worth bothering keeping your Sky box hooked up you mean? IMHO yes as the digital picture outputted via an RGB scart looks better than an RF recording. Why not think about investing in a good Freeview box rather than mess about with an un-subbed Sky?
     
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    Just been to the web site and they don't cover my area, bugger.
     

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