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VCR setup advice

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Tommo24, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. Tommo24

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    I currently have a Sony KV36FS76, a Sony SLV820 a cheepo dvd player (soon to be upgraded to a DAV770) and a sky digibox.

    Basically the tv reception in our area is very poor. The reception through sky is great. Problem I am having is how do I record the quality pictures received through sky?

    Currently I can only seem to record the poor reception seen on my VCR channel (has uniform horizontal lines all the way down the screen). I know this is probably easy to resolve butI lack the technical knowledge to resolve this problem.

    I hope someone can advise.

    Many thanks

    Tom
     
  2. nunew33

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    How are you connecting the componants.

    It should be Video -> Digibox -> TV using scarts and optionally Video -> TV using scart as well.

    If its connected this way you should be able to record from sky by selecting the appropriate AV input on the Video
     
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    Sorry to be naive but do you mean that I should have a scart from the vcr to the digibox and then a scart from the digibox to the tv...and also a scart from the vcr to the tv?

    I can record from sky but only get the poor quality picture that I would see on the terrestrial channels.

    Is there anyway of being able to record the sky quality picture through my vcr?

    Many thanks

    Tom
     
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    How have you got it connected at the moment?
     
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    How about the vcr instruction manual? It should have a diagram suggesting connection methods.
    That's me stating the obvious again. :confused:
     
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    Im guessing that the digibox is connected via the RF lead which would be a valid connection in the manual.

    But Tommo needs to describe the current set up to see if its a connecton problem or a digibox/vcr problem.
     

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