HELP! Need help connecting up!

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  1. Shughes

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    Someone please help me! Can anyone please advise how to connect the following:

    TV - 1 scart out
    VCR - 1 scart out
    DVD - 1 scart out
    Freeview Box - 2 scarts out.

    Have been sold a 4 in 1 scart switch box which is supposed to help!

    Please keep to lay mans terms as am female and have blonde hair!

    Many thanks :thumbsup:
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Connect using Scart cables:

    VCR In/Out >>>> VCR socket on the Freeview >>>> 4into1 >>>> TV

    DVD >>>> 4into1 >>>> TV
     
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    I have the similar devices as you Shughes.

    It is possible to connect them all without the switch box if your DVD has 2 SCART sockets.

    So VCR In/Out >>>> VCR socket on the Freeview is the same.
    Then TV socket on freeview >>>> SCART socket 2 of your DVD player.
    Then SCART socket 1 DVD player >>>>> your tv.

    When you want to watch freeview, the DVD player must be powered off, the signal from freeview box is then passed straight through to your TV.

    When you want to watch a DVD, the player will ignore any signal coming from the freeview box so you just see your DVD.

    Hope this helps!

    tvr
     
  4. nig28

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    Hi
    The best and similist way is to get a 3 or 4 way adaptor, if you connect via scart leads it gives you better quality sound/picture.
    Without adaptor, DVD(scart) into freeview(scart) into VCR(scart) into freeview(scart) that is all the scart soctets full.
    Aerial first into freeview from freeeview into VCR from VCR into TV, job done.
    Then you would need to tune in your VCR to a channel on your TV, usually channel 8, then to view DVD, freeview sellect AV1 on VCR and channel 8 on TV.
    Get the scart switcher. :)
    Nigel
     

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