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  1. areuwithmee

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    Hi chaps.
    I'm getting conflicting reports here, basically is it better to have your aerial directly into the skybox or have it looping through a vcr, doesn't it make a difference whether the aerial is connected directly or indirectly connected,and even is sky is in other rooms?

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  2. Nick_UK

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    It doesn't matter how it's looped through, except that if you put the VCR before the Sky box, the VCR RF output will be looped through too.
     
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    I may have missed a trick here - but why can't you use scart cables which should give you better quality...?
     
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    You shouldn't need to put the aeriel RF lead into the Sky box at all unless your TV is connected to the video by RF.

    I may not be understanding exactly what setup you have, but typically it should be something like this:

    RF Lead from Aerial connected to Video (RF In)
    Dish connected to Sky box
    Sky Box connected to Video (SCART In)
    Video (SCART / RF Out) connected to TV (SCART / RF)

    Hope this makes some sense.
     
  5. areuwithmee

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    thanks Guys.
    The Rf is if I wanted analogue piped through to the vcr and out to the T.v, but I know as you said that scart is better quality.
    But as a rule of thumb put the aerial in the vcr then loop through to sky box is o.k?

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  6. Heinz

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    I'd say aerial to VCR first simply because, that way (see below) the VCR and digibox output are available from the digibox's RF2 output should I want to run a coax to a bedroom TV in the future.

    SCARTS

    (1). Scart from TV socket on Sky digibox to AV1 (EXT 1) on TV.

    (2). Scart from DVD to AV2 (EXT 2) on TV.

    (3). Scart from VCR socket on Sky digibox to scart in/out on VCR.

    N.B. Recording from Sky digibox is via
    scart connection only.
    Playback from VCR is via
    scart only (it will 'loop through' the digibox and say, "look at me" to your AV1 on TV).


    RF (coax) leads

    (4). Coax from external aerial to VCR IN (female socket). This enables terrestrial recording if required.
    (5). Coax from VCR OUT (male socket) to Sky digibox RF IN (female socket).
    (6). Coax from Sky digibox RF1 OUT to TV.


    RF2 on digibox remains unused but is available should it be required for a bedroom TV (and, because of the route of the coax wiring, it would carry terrestrial, VCR and digibox outputs thereon).


    Now it's just a question of sorting out non-clashing RF channels for the UHF outputs from your VCR and digibox ..........


    Doing that can be trial and error but avoiding each other, the 5 UHF channels used locally for analogue TV, the 6 used locally for digital TV, channels +/- 1, +/- 5 and +/- 9 from any of those others is always advisable!
     
  7. areuwithmee

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    Thats great work Heinz!
    In theory though could I go Rf directly into the digibox and out into the Vcr?
    Or does it matter?

    Thanks
     
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    My theory is 'use the method that works best for you' and the above is what works best for me.
     

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