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Record Terrestrial - Watch Sky! Possible?



Hi guys,

Quick question which I'm certain you'll be able to answer quickly:

I've got a Pani DMR-E85R - Can I record Terrestrial TV while watching Sky?

I can't believe that I can only watch what I'm recording!

Thanks in advance.


Active Member
U should be able 2 watch sky while recording terrestrail tv . Depends how u have it wired up i suppose if u have sky going through recorder then u need 2 turn sky off set recorder 2 record then turn sky on if u watch through the recorder then the recorder will have priority over sky does this make sense


Well-known Member
That'll not work as the TV will pick up the output of the DVDR via your SCART (assuming it's that that's being used ), so you'll end up watching the program your recording.
You need to use the second SCART output of your Sky box to another SCART input on the TV.
Of course, presuming this is don via SCARTs and not RF, then the set-up will look like this:
This is how you can watch terrestrial whilst recording satellite, and vice versa, although anything recorded off terrestrial will not be as good as via the SCART, unless the input on the Panasonic is not RGB or S-Video. If it's like previous gen DVDRs such as JVC, it'll be composite and the difference will no minimal, if any.

Only when twin tuner satellite/cable boxes come out will you be able to dispense with the RF feed for channels 1-5.

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