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Not sure if this is the right forum but theres a DVD Recorder Involved!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by domtheone, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. domtheone

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    My parents have a Samsung TV compete with 2 x Scarts (1 x RGB)
    A Samsung DVD Recorder/VCR Player complete with 2 x Scarts (1 x RGB) and and old Phillips Freeview Digibox complete with 2 x Scarts (1 marked TV and 1 marked Video) not sure if any RGB though.

    I've never had this sort of setup before (currently use a Humax HD record so it's so much easier!) so not 100% sure how to configure it correctly.

    They have (imo) always had it set up wrong because they can never have the video and the Freeview box on at the same time, or record from digital.

    Can any of you tech heads provide a simple analysis of how things should be rigged together to get everything working correctly.

    I can't quite figure it out :lease:
     
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    Philips Freeview TV out to AV in (AV2 usually) of LG Recorder.
    TV Out of LG Recorder (AV1 usually) to RGB Scart of TV (AV1).

    Select AV1 input on TV to see Freeview or DVD/VCR output.

    Set Philips and LG to RGB and Widescreen (if it is a widescreen TV).
     
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    Thanks for the advise.

    Just to clarify

    Setting it up this way, one can record off freeview and perhaps watch a dvd at the same time (assuming the DVDR/VHS machine can do such a thing) or the opposite.

    do they still get the benefit of a Freeview signal with RGB?

    I take it this will depend whether the DVDR machine can input/output RGB (I assume that it can).
     
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    I don't know the samsung but most recorders do RGB in and out. Also, it will be down to the spec of the recorder whether it can record and play at the same time. It should work with that setup. My Panasonics can record TV and do a DVD at the same time in RGB.
     
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    OK, thanks. I'll give it a go when i'm round my parents house :thumbsup:
     
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    One more thing :D RF leed(s).

    Straight into Freeview Box? Then another 1 from Freeview box to TV?
     
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    I alwasy forget about those cables.

    That will do fine if you won't ever record analogue TV in the DVD Recorder. If you did, Freeview to Samsung DVD Recorder to TV.
     
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    Thinking about this.... :rolleyes:

    If I only use 1 scart to the TV (for the DVD /VHS Recorder and Freeview.

    Can I still watch a DVD and record from freeview?

    If Freeview and the DVD Recorder are sharing the same input wo'nt 1 cancel the other out :suicide:
     
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    That depends on the spec of the recorder. Only you can find that out.

    Other makes such as Panasonic, Sony and Pioneer can do it. I record to the hard disk and watch DVD or record to a DVD and watch from the hard disk. I can also record to the hard disk and watch another from the hard disk (same with DVD).
     
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    OK thanks.

    1 last question :blush:

    If Freeview and the DVD Recorder share the same input on the telly (say AV1)

    If both of them are turned on and you were say, watching a dvd whilst flicking back to watch the golf :) .....how do you flick between them.

    You can;t simply press the AV button on the TV( since your using AV1 for both).

    Do you have to turn one off so it changes to the other one :eek:
     
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    The DVD goes over the top of the Freeview signal (when box it attached to the input of Recorder).

    You have Freeview on and watching TV. Put a DVD in and press play to start watching the DVD on the TV. When you press stop, the Freeview picture will be shown.
     
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    I See :)

    Many Thanks :smashin:
     
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    The same would apply with using the analogue tuner and watching TV. Presumably, you could also start watching a VHS tape instead of a DVD.
     

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