Hello, could you please help me, I have a large sony tv with two scart sockets, an orian double vcr with two scart sockets, a grundig sky box with two scart sockets, and a logix dvd with one scart socket, can you please tell me how to connect them all together. many thanks reg marsh.
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Unless the VCR has a digital tuner the only way to record off the TV will be to connect it by a scart socket and cable. However to record you would have to watch the TV show you are recording. An alternative is to get a set top box, which are fairly cheap and connect that to the VCR. Some VCR's have two scart sockets one for the TV and a spare one. You can connect the box via the spare one. When setting the recording you will have to select AV2. If the VCR has only one scart socket you might need a scart switching box.
Does the TV have a scart socket? Most VCR's have one of them you can just get a scart lead and connect it that way. If the scart is in use I suggest you get a scart switching box. Image shown, available from Amazon.
First of all scart leads are notorious for bad connections. The pins can get pushed flat and not make contact. Look carefully at the connections at both ends of video and TV. Sometimes moving the socket while in the back of the TV/video will spring it into life. You can get higher quality gold platted leads if your old one plays up like this. Most TV's will have a dedicated socket for the VCR, the other being for satellite etc. In most cases it will say just below the socket. Otherwise try AV1 first.
It will depend on if the Toshiba has an HDMI socket. If it has then the Sony TV will almost certanily have one. Then all you need do is get a HDMI lead and connect the two. The only other way would be via a SCART lead. If the TV has only one SCART and it's being used you can get a SCART Switching Box from places such as Amazon, where you will also get the other cables.
You don't really say what make or model is the TV or VCR. However if you have a TV with a scart socket you can get a scart lead and connect the VCR via that. If the VCR has two scarts connect it via AV1 sometimes black whereas the other might be blue. If the TV has more than one you will have to try each one, unless it says VCR on the scart socket, till you get the best picture.
The most common way is to use a scart lead, providing the TV has a scart socket and the VCR has too. Use a fully wired lead. If the TV has only one scart socket and you have another device connected to it, such as a DVD player, then get a scart switching box. This way you can have several devices run off the one scart socket.
Best thing is to use a Scart lead & hook this up to the rear AV/Scart connector on the VCR then connect the other end to the AV socket at the rear of the TV. To see the playback select the AV input choice from the TV. The antenna cable will connect to the rear aerial input socket of the VCR & then you can retune the VCR so that it will pick up the channels for you to record.
Tried all combinations of scart connections and channel settings ,without result.Finally connected an external freeview box to VCR AV2,with through aerial feed to TV.Setting TV toEXT-1 and VCR to AV2 and with scart to phono adaptors connected box audio and video "out "with phono leads to audio video "in" using an adaptor into the TV scart socket.
You need to connect a scart lead between the TV and VCR, A Scart lead is a multi core (12 or 15 pin) cable with oblong shape connectors which just plug in to sockets on the device. If there is more than one scart socket on your device it should have a symbol IN or OUT or TV or SAT otherwise just experiment until you get the right connexion.