Issue trying to connect Panasonic TV to DVD recorder


Standard Member
Hello there

I am running into issues trying to connect my Panasonic Smart TV to the DVD recorder of the same manufacturer.

The TV source Is Freeview via the aerial which hooks into the back of the DVD player with the RF cable completing the loop to the TV itself. RCA cables are also linked between the TV and DVD

The AV channel shows the picture I have provided and so I am therefore unable to record from the TV although dvd discs play fine through it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated



Well-known Member
What is the model number of the DVD recorder? Have you completed a 'scan for channels' on the DVD recorder menu? Are you able to get Freeview on the internal tuner of the TV from the loop-through of the RF cable?


Standard Member
Many thanks for your reply - It’s a DMR-EX77. I hadn’t considered the tuning of the dvd recorder itself - so will give that a go. I am able to watch the TV with the current configuration of cables, as described previously.


Well-known Member
You don't record "from" the TV. You record via the DVD recorder's inbuilt tuner, which you need to set up first as advised.

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