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Recording DVD from Sky+ box

I cant get my new dvd recorder to record from ,y Sky+ boc. I understand that you just select "copy" from the skybox and it trigers that DVD recorder to start recording.

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I can record from my Sky+ ok, but if I try and copy the DVD it doesn't recognise the disc.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008


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I have a toshiba rdxv60kb dvd recorder,,and can;t tune the programes into my sky box.

I have a toshiba Hdd & DVD / Video Recorder However I can not get it to work with my Sky setr up If I set thimer recording it does not work when I turn it on it will only work pn channels that are not from sky it will not instant record nor will it record programmes prerecoreded of sky HDD it will record everthing other than what I want.

My E-Mail Addres Is fj.gadkey_1@sky .com

My Home hone is uk 01527 545284

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Hello! I have just purchased a LG DRT389H DVD recorder as I want to copy the programmes that I hv on my sky+ box. I have followed every instruction in the book but for some reason am just unable to do so....

Connect the sky box to the dvd with a scart lead,plug it into av2 on the dvd.When you want to record from the sky,select av2 on the dvd as your record channel.Check that the scart is fully in on the tv and the sky for sound problem.

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How do i connect dvd recorder to tv only receiving sky channels through skybox

If you have two scart sockets on your tv,then connect a scart from av1 on the dvd into the tv,then connect a scart from the sky box into av2 on the dvd,your recording channel on the dvd will be av2.
If you only have on socket on the tv,then connect a scart from av1 on the dvd into the sky box,your recording channel will be av1,connected like this you may have to turn off the sky to watch dvd`s.

Oct 30, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Useless at setting up. No sound on playback. Blocked timer record

You won`t get round the scan without an aerial.You still can set a recording as long as you set the recording channel as av2.Make sure the scart lead is fully in on dvd and tv,this can lead to no pic but sound,or sound no pic

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Recording from sky planner to dvd

Yep all you will need is a DVD recorder Philips do a good low cost version DVDR 3380 and a Philips DVD+RW ( this is the type that you don't need to finalize before you can use it in your PC)

All you have to do is make a connectiion to the video out of the Sky box using the suitable connection normally a SCART lead in to the EXT1 or EXT2 of your DVD recorder.

Play the Sky program in your planner and hit record don't forget to select the time you require 1 (HQ) 2,4 or 6 (SLP) hours. It will take as long as the program take to run to record it.

The best way to get the DVD-Video into your PC is to use the excellent TMPGEnc v4.0 Xpress from Pegasys use the Souce Video Wizard.


Then select the DVD-VR button this will read in the DVD content and then allow you to edit it and re-encode to almost any format.

If you select over 4 hours or recording most DVD standalone recorders will revert to Half D1 this equates to 360x576 instead of the Full D1 resolution of 720x576 (standard PAL for DVD-Video) you will need to use this filter to convert the half to full download it here Half D1 to Full D1


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I would like to copy some films stored in my sky+ hard drive onto dvds to watch on my portable dvd player. how do I do this?

If you take a scart lead from you sky box and plug it into av2 on you dvd,then select av2 on the dvd as your record channel.Put the sky on play and the dvd on record.hope this helps

Sep 10, 2009 | LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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Cant record sky

connect it to the box with a SCART lead, select A1 or A2 with the channel up / down buttons and away you go
(select A3 if you use the phono connectors under the front panel)

Mar 01, 2009 | Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder

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How do I connect my sky,dvd,vcr and tv together so that I can record a sky progrmme on a video?

You need to connect a SCART lead from the video output of the skybox to the SCART input on your video recorder.
Be aware that you can only record what you are watching, and if you are out the skybox needs to be on and on the correct channel

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Recording from Sky+

could be possible that Sky TV is right protected therefore making it hard or impossible to record.

Jun 11, 2008 | Televison & Video

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DVD recording.

Sounds like the DVDR is recording from the digi-box through the TV, so when the TV is switched of or into standby the signal is lost, causing the recorder to pause.

Assuming the digi-box has two scart sockets, connect as follows:

  • Scart 1 or TV scart of the digi-box to the TV.
  • Scart 2 or VCR/DVD scart of the digi-box to scart 1 of the DVDR3380.
The TV aerial should already be connected through the digi-box and DVDR3380 to the TV

To record from the digi-box, select AV1 / E1 / EXT1 on the DVDR3380

Feb 05, 2008 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

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