how to record freeview on VCR?

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  1. martingilbraith

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    I have connected my new freeview box with TV and VCR as intended (I think) but when I try to record digital TV on the AV channel of the VCR I get nothing but a blank screen. Any suggestions?

    I notice that neither of my SCART cables has all 20 pins at either end of them, could this have anything to do with it?

    thanks,
    Martin
     
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    Buy lump hammer - put VCR under lump hammer - replace with Humax PVR8000T
     
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    :nono: Now, now Martin. A VCR is not all Bad. nearly, but not all :devil: - Should get a TiVo instead :thumbsup:

    The chances are that a scart cable that is not full wired could cause this. It could be an RGB scart or could be directional, try swapping the ends around. But your best bet is to replace with a fully wired scart cable.
    The other thing to check is that most VCRs have more than 1 AV channel. Have you selected the correct AV channel for the scart socket that the Freeview box is connected to?

    Mark.
     
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    All SCARTs carry the composite signals for VCR recording. Even if they are labelled RGB (The R is the same wire as composite and C on S-video).

    Are you getting sound?

    Try tuning your tv to the vcr (ie bypassing the VCR - TV SCART) to see what it's getting.
     

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