Help with Panasonic 95 and Freeview box set up please

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  1. 1439nick

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    I have my Panasonic dvd recorder going into AV1 of the TV via scart and my standalone dvd player into AV2.
    I use AV2 on the dvd recorder for my VCR connected via scart when i'm archiving VHS onto dvd. It all works fine.

    I have now purchased a Panasonic CT 30 freeview box and i must admit i am confused of how to link it all up together.

    Do i just add the digi box inbetween the dvd-r and tv. ie dvd recorder to digibox by scart and then another scart from digi box to AV1 of TV. If so do i need to run a second scart from DVDR AV2 directly to the TV for playback. Does the digibox also output in RGB.

    Would appreciate anyhelp as i am tied up in knots at the moment! Thanks guys.
     
  2. Nelviticus

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    Ah, it gets complicated, doesn't it? Assuming that you rarely use the VCR I would take it out of the loop and just re-connect it when you need it. Replace it with the digibox, so that you can record digital TV on your E95.

    I have AV1 from my digibox going to AV2 on my E95, and AV1 from the E95 going to one of the sockets on the TV. I also have AV2 from the digibox going to another socket on the TV, because the E95 doesn't pass through the video signal when it's turned on but in timer mode.

    I don't know whether the CT30 outputs RGB but I suspect that it does. It'll probably only do RGB from one of its sockets and that will probably be AV1. The manual should tell you.

    Actually I just downloaded the manual from Panasonic's site - it does RGB from the scart labelled 'TV', so if you want to record in RGB quality plug that one into your E95, not the one labelled VCR.
     
  3. Kevo

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    Better still, simply the VCR permanatly connected to the composite and phono audio in/outs on the E95. You will need to purchacse a Scart to 6 phono cable though.
     
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    Thanks very much.... i was getting extremely frustrated with it last night, could always get some of it working but never all in unison.
    Will try your arrangement tonight.
     

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