1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Setup: TV, DVD, VCR, Sky+

Discussion in 'TVs' started by andybhoy, May 23, 2004.

  1. andybhoy

    andybhoy
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    97
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    If there is a better sub forum to put this in, please let me know:

    I got sky+ yesterday and it's caused a few niggles.

    I have a Wjarfdale 550 tv (rubbish) with one scart socket.
    A new Pacific VCR (from Asda, with 2 scarts.
    A Medion DVD player (as seen in bqargain forum) with 1 scart.
    Pace sky+ with 2 scarts.

    I can set it up to get it all plugged in (vcr to tv, vcr to sky+, dvd to sky+) but don't like that setup - the vcr doesn't seem to like it either making strange whining noises if I try to use it.

    I prefer my older setup which was vcr to vtv, vcr to sky, and when I wanted to use dvd, I swapped the vcr scrt for the dvd scart. Both left me with a fine tv picture.

    However now when I try to do that, I get a terrible tv picture if the dvd scart is in the tv (I've have two ariel type wires - one from the vcr and one from sky+ - I've plugged each of those into the tv, and each of those into each other, every combo in between - thos was where I used to have a fine picture but don't now).

    So the only thing I can do is when I stop watching a dvd and want the tv, I have to swap the leads right over.

    Another issue is that I can hear bbc1 when watching a dvd - I always could but only bvery lightly - now I get it pretty loudly and it's spoiling my enjoyment. I used to get a perfect picture on my dvd player but now I get a strange steam lik eeffect t5hat rises up the screen and to the right quite often.

    Any ideas what I need to do to get it to my preferred setup of swapping the dvd and vcr scarts only if I want to use the other? Also to get rid of the sound and vision problems that occur on the dvd playback? Best way to set up the wires?

    Cheers.
     

Share This Page

Loading...