correct wiring for freeview and video recorder

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  1. rbartlett

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    hi guy's

    I have been given a samgsung freeview box to add to my rather old set up

    one panasonic vid rec
    tosh telly

    i can get the f.v to work ok but notice that as it's set up on channel 9 the 'old' 1-5 are very poor quality. if i disconnect the f.v everything goes back to normal

    however i cannot get the vid to work combined with the f.v -thus i cannot record any channels when it's online..

    i have to disconnect the f.v and replace the vid inline in order to record (but only 1-5 natch)

    oh and i notice the f.v makes quite a background hum

    any ideas??

    cheers

    richard
     
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    do you have any scart sockets available? if so how many on each?
     
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    hi

    thanks matty

    i have a scart on the dvd a scart on the tele a scart on the vid and a scart on the fv box

    i found in the past that when i used to scart lead to connect the vid i couldn't watch one side and record the other so have left them unused..

    cheers

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    try
    aerial cable from wall to freeview
    aerial cable from freeview to vcr (assuming you have an in/out for aerial?)
    aerial from vcr to tv and scart from freeview to tv.

    make sure you get the scart cables pointing the right way if they are directional. you should be able to record the freeview and normal tv on the video.

    if you want to watch FV on the tv then chose the av1 (or similar) if you want to watch 1-5 when recording FV then you might be lucky :). it is hard to say. basically you need a seperate input of signal to the tv whether this is by scart or aerial. for example on mine i have the sony box which has 2 scart outs and an aerial pass through. therefore 1 scart to tv, 1 scart to vcr and aerial goes wall - FV - vcr - tv. the vcr has an in and out scart so vcr to tv as well.

    the reason your tv might be fuzzy when watching 1-5 is that there maybe some bleed of interference from the freeview cables.

    try the above anyway and let us know.
     
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    fantastic help

    i will print this out and give it a whirl..the tuning make take a while though :-/

    cheers

    richard
     

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