Newbie Alert - new tv & recorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by StevieDvd, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. StevieDvd

    StevieDvd
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,368
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Stevenage, Herts
    Ratings:
    +151
    Have bought meself a new 32" Panasonic TX32PS5 TV and DMR-E50 dvd recorder.

    Apart from the usual which dvd-r and dvd-ram to get & from where I'd appreciate any suggestions on the best setup.

    Have the tv , ntl (Pace digital) box and the DMR-E50 with 3 reasonable quality scart connectors.

    Any advice on which AV sockets to which box, I find that I have t use the av button on the remote a lot to get the colour recording instead of a mono one.?

    I've see lots of posts about the E50 is that just the short version of DMR-E50?

    Tips appreciated.
     
  2. phelings

    phelings
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,025
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Ratings:
    +0
    Connect the Pace box into E50 AV2(making sure that whichever Pace output you connect to does RGB).E50 AV1 then up to AV1 on the tv.Then set the output on the Pace box,and E50 input and output all to RGB.Pictures may still not look right until you have set all the ins/outs correctly.
    Then use another Scart on the Pace up to the second tv scart to enable viewing of the Pace if the E50 is recording something else.The Pace may only output RGB on one Scart,and the tv may also only accept RGB on one Scart.At that point s-video will do
     
  3. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,217
    ntl boxes TV scart is RGB so connect that to E50 then E50 to AV1 on TV
    VCR/AUX scart on Pace box is composite only so dont use or connect to video for recording ntl to VCR while terrestrial to E50
    If you want to connect a VCR for old tapes connect it to AV2 or 3 on TV and keep away (connections wise) from E50

    PS welcome to the forums
     
  4. StevieDvd

    StevieDvd
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,368
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Stevenage, Herts
    Ratings:
    +151
    Thanks,

    It's working a little easier - well enough of an improvement to let the wife use it now.

    The E50 directrecord button only works if I use AV2 on the tv so I have:

    NTL tv out - E50 AV2 decoder (both set rgb)
    E50 AV1 - tv AV2

    No need to press the tv/av button to get colour back.

    Only remaining problem, aprt from learning all the features, is the Digital signal. I have an optical connection from dvd-tv which is great but if the dvd is off I get no sound from the NTL so I have to change the setting each time I play dvd.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for the assistance it is appreciated, when I can I'll help others with info in return.

    Steve
     
  5. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,217
    ntl should have LR phono outs opn back you could take these direct to TV LR inputs if it has them.
     
  6. nwgarratt

    nwgarratt
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    27,037
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,980
    Do you get RGB on the AV2 of the TV? Otherwise, you will be recording in RGB but not watching in RGB.
     
  7. StevieDvd

    StevieDvd
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,368
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Stevenage, Herts
    Ratings:
    +151
    Just pulled all the manuals out for the tv & dvd.

    Tv only has RGB on one scart (AV1), has the Qlink on AV2 which allows the directrecord function.

    NTL has rgb only on one scart the tv one.

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    So is the next best to rgb s-video or composite?
     
  8. Billilu

    Billilu
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    S-video by a street.
     
  9. nwgarratt

    nwgarratt
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    27,037
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,980
    S Video is the next best thing after RGB.

    All you need to do when you record from the NTL without Qlink, is to just leave the E50 on AV2. The NTL TV scart needs to be attached to the AV2 of the E50. It will pass through the E50 to the TV as RGB on AV1 of the TV.
     
  10. StevieDvd

    StevieDvd
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,368
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Stevenage, Herts
    Ratings:
    +151
    After a few more tests I have had to drop the Qlink directrecord.

    Have NTL RGB feeding to E50 then out to the RGB input of TV.

    I thought I'd sussed a comprimise by setting the output on the E50 to s-video and keep the qlink, but the picture was black&white.

    My logic won't allow me to have a poorer quality pictue for the sake of the directrecord, but it does annoy me.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
  11. nwgarratt

    nwgarratt
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    27,037
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,980
    On my TV, AV2 allows s video. However, it needs to be on AV2-S, otherwise I get a black and white picture.

    I have also had to drop direct record as well, as the picture at best was composite.
     

Share This Page

Loading...