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Denon 3805 and video switching.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by JIT, Jul 14, 2004.

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    Once i have my Freeview box(2 of), DVD and VCR connected to the relevent sockets on my receiver is it possible for me to record to VCR from any of these sources whilst watching another?

    Say from DVD to VCR or Freeview to VCR, not at the same time of course?

    Can the 3805 do this or will i have to go directly from source to VCR bypassing the receiver?
     
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    on 3803 you can record to vcr via the amp on a signal to signal basis i.e. if you connect freeview to composite you can only record out to composite - so you have to connect you vcr via composite, same for s-video.
     
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    I'm thinking of connecting Freeview via component to the amp and then s-video to the VCR, would this work?

    Can't seem to find anything about this in the manual.
     
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    You couldn't tape freeview that way, the only way to record freeview would be to connect it via s-video i.e. the same as connection as the vcr. This certainly the case on the 3803, nothing in the 3803 manual either - just a case of playing and testing.
     
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    I know my 10 year old Pioneer could do this but i never used it and with the 3805's up conversion facility it makes sense to use the video facilities.

    I'll do some testing to see what happens, thanks anyway.
     

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