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How do i tune my philips 3590H philips dvd recorder into digital

How do i tune my philips 3590h dvdrw into my digital tv channels as well as the analogue channels

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    How do I tune dvd into tv

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The User Manual for your DVD Recorder is available here... http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3380_05/dvdr3380_05_dfu_eng.pdf

Info related to your specific problem is as follows...

Setting your TV channel
programmes
Before the recorder can start recording
the TV channel programmes, you need to
search for the available TV channels and
store them in the recorder.
Note: Make sure you have successfully
made all the required connections to the
recorder, the TV and Satellite Receiver/
Cable Box (if any) and switched them on.
Tuner settings can only be changed
when there is no disc in the disc tray.
A Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote
control.
�� The system menu appears on the TV.
B Use ���� keys to highlight
{ System Menu - Channel Setup }
and press ��.
System Menu - Channel Setup
Modify Channel Information
Sort Channels
Channel Search
Edit
Sort
C Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel
Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search
starts. This process may take several
minutes. Once complete, the total
number of channels found appears on the
TV.
Automatically scan all the receivable analogue local TV
channels and store these channels on the recorder.
�� Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search starts. This process may take
several minutes. Once complete, the total number of channels found
and stored appears on the TV.
Modify Channel Adjust a stored TV channel to your preference, improve the
Information reception and the sound quality of that TV channel.
1) Use ���� keys to highlight { Modify Channel Information } and
press OK.
�� The channel menu appears.
2) Use ���� keys to select one of the options.
{ Name } – You can use the numeric keypad 0-9 to select
the channel preset number which you wish to
change.
– Use ����keys to change alphabet/ number and
use ���� keys to select different entry fi elds, then
press OK to confi rm.
{ Scan Mode } – Select TV channel search mode based on
channel allocation or frequency.
– Use ���� keys to select { Frequency },
{ Channel } or { S-Channel } (Special Channel),
then press OK to confi rm.
{ Frequency } – Shows the frequency of the current TV
channel.
– If required, use ���� keys to start the automatic
frequency search and press OK to confi rm.
{ TV System } – Set the TV system that produces the least
distortion of picture and sound.
– Use ���� keys to select a suitable sound mode,
then press OK to confi rm. (See chapter “TV
System Guide” at the back of this manual for
more information).
{ NICAM } – Turn on or off the digital sound transmission
system which improves the sound quality of the
TV channel.
– Use ���� keys to select { On } or { Off }, then
press OK to confi rm.

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What is your source? Since the DVDR3305 has an analog PAL tuner and most TV stations are broadcasting in digital, you probably have some sort of set top box connected to the recorder. If you change the channel on the set top box, you will record the program on the new channel. If you are recording PAL and your TV has a PAL tuner, you should be able to just record one show while watching another with the DVDR3305 daisy-chained to the TV. Just make sure to change the TV channel not the channel on the DVDR3305.

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On my set-up with an aerial antenna, I would put the splitter between the wall jack and the electronics. The incoming cable goes to the splitter, then cable 1 goes to the TV. Cable 2 goes to the set-top box. Tune the set-top box to the channel to record and check the settings with the TV set to the DVD source. (DVD set to record on Tuner (and the specific channel of the set-top box output) or front s-video or EXT1 or EXT2.) Then change the TV back to the TV source and change to the channel for the second program.


The manual for the DVDR3305 is available from Philips. The link to the manual is http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3305_05/dvdr3305_05_dfu_eng.pdf .
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And if you remove the DVD Recorder, everything is back to normal?

Initially, I would suspect that your DVD is set to PAL system and not to NTSC (or could be the other way around). Could you pls post back with the exact model number of the Philips DVD Recorder?

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