Do you need to have the hard driver recorder on to watch TV?

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  1. playthefilm

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    Quick question, which I'm sure someone will have a quick answer too.

    Recently helped a family member set up a Panasonic TV with Panasonic HDD/DVD recorder.

    Arial cable goes to HDD/DVD recorder.
    RF out (ie arial cable) goes from HDD/DVD recorder to TV.
    SCART cable goes from HDD/DVD recorder to TV.
    HDMI cable goes from HDD/DVD recorder to TV.

    However, the only way to watch freeview (DVB) is to have the HDD/DVD recorder turned on.

    Surely you must be able to watch TV without needing that on (or am I mistaken?).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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    If the TV has a DVB-T tuner bulit-in then you don't need the DVDR to be turned on...otherwise you DO! Which Panasonic TV model is it exactly?
     
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    thanks Kalos,
    its the TX-L37G20B
     
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    More to the point which model of DVDR is it as some models have a "green" power saving mode which turns of Rf passthrough when it's activated..meaning no aerial signal to the Tv...if it isn't this you simply need to press the button marked TV on the Tv remote.
     
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    it's the DMR-EX773EB, thanks Jaycee
     
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    Before we go any further by "turned on" do you mean switched on by the power/standby button or "turned on" at the mains plug?
     
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    turned on at the standby/power on button.
     
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    sorted - it worked removing the scart cable!
    thanks all :thumbsup:
     
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    Just re-read your 1st post and hadn't noticed you had it connected by scart and HDMI...no need for both it's one or the other, anyway as you've just posted removing the scart lead allows you to watch the Freeview via the TVs tuner I again just realised all you had to do in that case was press the TV button on the TV remote as the scart connected DVDR auto-switches the Tv to the DVDR.
     
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    If the hard drive recorder is freeview box then yes
     
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