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Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by 1smith7, Jul 21, 2004.

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  1. 1smith7

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    Here's the story. I currently have SKY in my living room but also have a 25 metre cable running up to my bedroom which is then plugged into The SkyLink that I have and gives me lovely reception. The problem is when i connect the cable w/sky link to my VCR i cannot record from the sky source because the picture is so bad, but i can record my terrestrial channels perfectly . Do I need a signal booster, then a problem arises i'm not sure if my sky link will work if there is a signal booster attached
    What do ye think ? :lease:
     
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    First thing to check is the channel tuning on the VCR, it sounds like auto-tuning hasn't locked onto the digibox RF channel output, there should be a manual adjustment both to select the channel frequency and to fine tune an existing one.
     
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    Bet ya the RF output of the VCR is exactly the same as the digibox ;)

    Default for digiboxes is CH68. See what the VCR is set to. Even if it's not the same, change it and retune the TV as necessary.

    You don't need a 'signal booster'.

    Hope this helps.

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    I'm sure I'm telling you what you already know, but the RF output could never be described as 'quality', I'd never recommend it for anything more than a bedroom portable myself. Trouble is it's so damn useful and easy to implement. You probably also know it's mono only, no nicam modulation in a sky box. It shouldn't be unwatchably bad on anything 20" or less though, so likely you have a clash of channels, or imprecise tuning.
     

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