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G'day. I want to connect a Telefunken 20" LCD TV to a Proftech HD-700 Set Top Box, a Grundig GDR 4500 recorder player and a Kenwood KA 3500 old stereo integrated amp. No scart connections on TV or Set Top TV does talk to Set Top, but thats as far as I can set up. Seems to be not enough connectors for this old idiot. Hope you can help via simple directions. Thanks, Paul

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  • Paul Watkins Feb 06, 2009

    Connector shape may be relevant, but that's not helping me much. I need a step by step process to achieve a result. Then I might be able to check if extra connectors are required. Rember you dealing with an old novice.

  • Paul Watkins Feb 06, 2009

    A diagram would be useful.

  • Paul Watkins Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks. I have already bought these units - online as I live in a remote area. The TV has a VGA, S-Video,CVBS video outlet + audio L & R,and Antenna socket. The Set top has RF in & out, HDMI, SPDIF, S-Video, Coaxial digital audio, RCA Video and Audio, Y Pb Pr and audio outputs, RS232 and VGA. The DVD recorder/player has Antenna in & out, Audio out L & R, Digital Audio out, Video out, S-Video out, Scart to TV output, and Scart to Decoder output. Old Kenwood amp only has RCA inputs - no Digital Audio input.

    What I need is directions to connect them all together.

    Sorry to be such a pain in the *rse

  • Paul Watkins Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks Benimur,



    The joys of buying online - No Model No on Documentation or Packaging - but I found a very small No on the TV set itself TE 2001.

  • Paul Watkins Feb 06, 2009

    Your a Champion.



    I would like a diagram of both solutions if that is possible (and willing to pay), just to learn about all this new technology.



    With regards to your earlier question re recording, I have no idea until I can get the DVD working, and then will have to do the initial setup as per the second hand manual supplied from Ebay.



    My email is paulwatkins13@bigpond.com should you need it.



    I'll follow your instructions tomorrow morning - off too check stock now its cooled down below 44 degrees, mainly dam water levels etc.



    Cheers and thanks again.





  • Paul Watkins Feb 07, 2009

    G'day Louis,



    I think I gave you a bum steer, the TV only has YRW - Video Yellow, Red & White for Audio. The green Red Blue in diagram wont work. The TV does have a S-Video - but no cable as yet, will get one on Ebay.



    I assume you can modify the diagram to still work ok.



    I really appreciate your effort, its fantastic.

  • Paul Watkins Feb 07, 2009

    What an excellent site, and what a brilliant source of information and help Benimur has provided.

  • Paul Watkins Feb 07, 2009

    How do I access the rating section ? I want to give Benimur the highest rating available, he has been just terrific.

  • Paul Watkins Mar 13, 2009

    G'day Louie,



    As mentioned, the TV died and have just got it back from warranty repairs. The setup you designed worked initially but was not as smooth as I expected. I now have a AV selector which hopefully will make it easier to simplify things. Also a question on tuning to a particular channel, can you explain the methodology to achieve this successfully.



    Cheers, Paul

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, the exact model of the Telefunken would be helpful or at least what connectors are available.

Initially, you can try:

  • cable input to Proftech HD-700 Set Top Box, either RF OUT or composite A/V OUT to INPUT of Grundig GDR 4500 recorder player;
  • OUTPUT of Grundig GDR 4500 recorder player to A/V INPUT of Telefunken;
  • Audio OUTPUT of Brundig to any audio INPUT of Kenwood.
Alternately:
  • use an A/V switcher such as this model from **** Smith Electronics to select between Proftech HD-700 Set Top Box or the Grundig GDR 4500 recorder player;
  • the video output of the A/V switcher goes to the Video INPUT of the Telefunken and;
  • the audio OUTPUT of the A/V switcher goes to any of the INPUTS of the Kenwood KA 3500.
Pls post back how you intend to address your concern, with recording capability of TV programs on the Grundig or straight play only on either signal sources.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Feb 06, 2009

    Appreciate the quick response. There would be several ways to address your concern. I would start with a very simple method that would allow you to record TV programs received by the Proftech on the Grundig.The
    simplest would be:



    • Cable/Antenna
      to RF IN of Proftech;

    • RF
      OUT of Proftech to ANTENNA IN of Grundig;

    • OUT
      -> TV of Grundig to ANT/CABLE/RF IN of Telefunken TV;

    • AUDIO
      L & AUDIO R of Proftech to INPUT/TUNER of Kenwood;

    • AUDIO
      OUT L & R of Grundig to INPUT/AUX of Kenwood;

    • When
      watching TV, Grundig must be OFF, TV set to Channel 3, Kenwood set to TUNER

    • When
      watching DVD, Proftech must be OFF, TV set to Channel 3, Kenwood set to AUX;

    • When
      recording TV, Proftech & Grundig must be ON, Grundig set to Channel 3, TV set to Channel
      3, Kenwood set to either TUNER or AUX.
    I have pictures of the rear of the Proftech, Grundig and Kenwood. If you still need a wiring diagram, I could prepare one.















    Other methods are possible such as using the higher quality connectors which are a bit more complicated and would use several types of connectors. If you prefer or would consider this, pls post again.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 06, 2009

    Pls find below a combination connection diagram.

    Cheers.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Feb 07, 2009

    Hi Paul,

    I emailed you back with the modified diagram. A bigger version of this below.

    Louie


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Here is a list of possible connections in order of quality:HDMI
DVI
VGA
Component (YPbPr)
S-video
RCA/AV
If you are buying a HD digital set top box, make sure it has HDMI or DVI because these are the only 2 fully digital inputs and they will give you the best display.

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Check connectors shape adn purchase 1 converts or optin with which u increase connectors.

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