JVC 32DS6 - VCR Ext Link Recording

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  1. Stone Free

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    I am getting extremely confused setting up my parents video recorder with
    their new JVC 32DS6 TV.

    Previously they owned a Panasonic Multisystem TV that they bought whilst
    they where living in Abu Dhabi.

    As far as I remember I set the AV input to S-Video in the VCR menus and
    connected a S-VHS lead to the Panasonic.

    This seemed to work fine both when recording on a normal Video tape, and
    also but with far better picture quality with when using S-VHS tapes.

    When I first bought my Sony VTX800 digibox it was delivered to my parents
    address and they set it up temporarily with their TV. When I came over I
    tried it with their Panasonic VCR and tested timed recordings. This was
    done by putting the VCR into Ext-Link Mode with the Mode set to 1. The
    freeview box successfully record programmes by controlling the VCR start
    and stop times.

    Thanks to the cackness of Sony unfortunately S-Video recording was not
    possible as it is only supported using Smartlink enabled VCRs and
    Panasonic are too miserly to continue producing Smartlink products.

    I was hoping to set up the new LCD TV in the same manner as I did with
    the Sony box and the Panasonic VCR. Unfortunately it does not work in
    two respects.

    1. Nothing happens automatically with the VCR, and it has to be set up
    manually.
    2. When set to S-Video mode on DTV and Ext 2 Scart socket recordings are
    fine with the TV on, but if the TV is off whilst a timed recording is in
    place then the picture is simultaneously dimm in some places and
    extremely solarised in others.

    2 is fixed by turning off S-Video for both DTV and Ext 2 Scart socket,
    and by changing back to Video instead of S-Video in the VCR menu. Then
    of course the picture will only be via composite.

    Am I imagining correct operation whilst using the old Panasonic TV? I am
    convinced that you could leave the input as S-Video, and the TV would
    only output S-Video whilst using S-Video tapes. If I did not change the
    VCR menu to S-Video then the picture was black and white.

    Does anyone know how to set up the JVC 32DS6 correctly?

    The Ext Link menu seems impossible to understand as it is using some
    strange graphical format.

    There are six boxes in the configuration screen, 4 on the left hand side
    - Ext 1, Ext 3, TV, DTV
    and two on the right hand side
    - Ext 2 (Dubbing), Ext 4

    There is also a big arrow that can point from any of the 4 boxes on the
    left two any of the two on the right (I am not definate about the right
    hand side as it has only been pointing to Ext 2 and I have not changed
    it)

    The positioning of the arrow did not seem to make any difference to
    whether a picture was recorded on the video or not.

    I also tried changing the video to Ext Link Mode 2, but it would always
    record and also it would stop and start.

    Any Ideas:lease:
     
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    Connect video (input) via Scart (EXT.2 on 32DS6 TV) set output of TV to EXT.2
    The 32DS6 has a built in digital tuner which can be controlled via a built in timer/channel select which can switch the tuner on and to correct channel without switching the TV on so recording is possible when your're out.

    If you don't have a manual you can download a pdf version free from JVC.

    Hope this helps

    Tom
     
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    The VCR is connected to Ext.2 on the JVC, and whilst previously with the Sony digibox did respond to the programme set via the EPG. With this TV it is doing nothing.
     

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