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Digital STB for VCR

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Chris Frost, May 24, 2001.

  1. Chris Frost

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    I've finally bitten the bullit and put in Sky. The box is a Pana TU-DSB31.

    My Thomson VCR is a VPH7090 Scenium with an IR emitter for STB recording control. I've tried all of the codes from the Thomson handbook but the STB doesn't respond. The Sky box is sat on the VCR and the IR emitter is unobstructed.

    Reading through this forum I know that several of you experts have made this feature work. Does anyone have my VCR/STB combination or could you offer advice?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
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    Have you tried doing it the other way around i.e. have the digibox control the VCR? Many VCRs support this function - just select what you want to record from the Sky Personal Planner and set the VCR up for auto recording (see the manual). Hope this works.
     
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    I have to admit to taking the easy way out and I do exactly what StephenR has suggested. My VCR (which wouldn't control a digibox anyway) can start recording when it detects the input from one of the Scart sockets. Couple this feature with the new Sky system and it is simplicity itself.

    Of course this tends to grate a bit when you have already invested in a piece of equipment that can do the job.
     
  4. Chris Frost

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    Thanks guys, I'll give this a go.

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