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Connection conundrum

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Faust, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Faust

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    I have come up against what I think may be an insurmountable problem. For some time now I have run a Sky+ digi box, DMR E30 and a VCR in the one system connected to my 28” Panny CRT. However, now I have bought the TH37PE50 I also have an integrated Freeview tuner and was wondering how I could go about using this as an extra recording facility on top of Sky+ the E30 and the VCR. My connections are as follows – Scart from Sky t.v. out to E30 AV2 then E30 AV1 up to t.v. AV (RGB). Another scart from Sky VCR out to VCR then VCR to t.v. AV any. If I turn off the Sky box then I could record from the Freeview, however, if Sky is on then my only options are recording from Sky or analogue as Sky overides anything else. Anyone any suggestions that doesn’t mean more messy cables. By the way the E30 does not support component.

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  2. Faust

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    Come on people, its not often that forum members are stumped for a solution - is this a first?
     
  3. Dan L

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    My head hurts :eek:
     
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    Yeah, I have just purchased a 436XDE and have a similar question in addition to the query raised by Faust.

    Does it matter how you route the RF cables? What sequence would you connect the SKY+, Media Receiver and VCR?
     
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    I don't know if this helps but I have a Humax PVR8000T Freeview PVR (so substitute this for Sky+) and a Panasonic DMR ES10 DVD recorder connected to a 37PE50. I've got the Humax into SCART AV1 and the ES10 into SCART AV3.

    Using this configuration I can record on to the Humax at the same time as recording from the PE50 tuner to the ES10. An added bonus is that the ES10 can be controlled from the TV using Q-Link.

    I would have thought this should work for you as long as you don't want to record to the VCR (and why would you with Sky+ and a DVD Recorder)?

    Bob
     
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    The Scart 2 input (AV2) of TH-37PE50 can also act as output. From main menu you can configure what source would be output from AV2. This option would most probably provide you with a solution (I cannot really follow your connection spaggeti...)

    Regards,
     
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    Buy a new DVD recorder that supports component, or buy a scart switch box...?
     
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    something like, ariel to digital on media reciever, out to sky, out to vcr, then back to analogue on media box
     
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    Buy another TH37PE50
     
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    Cheers ikon66 :smashin:

    Does anyone know where to get some pretty decent RF cables without spend a fortune?
     
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    the option you wish for is possible but messy i would consider getting an E55 os ES10 DVD-R
     
  14. Faust

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    I seem to have cracked it - the spaghetti as you call it is the most logical way to connect and is what Panasonic actually recommends. If I select AV1 channel on the DVD Recorder this then inputs Freeview. I have then to select AV2 on the t.v. remote which puts Sky through composite, allowing me to watch Sky, record Freeview on the E30, and also record onto Sky+ on the digi boxes second tuner, and oh yes, record analogue on the VCR at the same time. I really must get out more - what's worse I don't watch that much t.v. :D but I do like to solve a puzzle. :eek:
     

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