Question about Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs

1 Answer

My VCR not recording after the switch to digital tv signal

I have an older Sharp VCR Model DC-H810 that I connected to a brand new Sony Bravia Model KEL-32L5000 TV that I just bought in May 09. Everything worked fine before the transition to digital TV signal. Howvever, two days after the digital transition took place, my VCR did not record anymore. Instead I get a message indicating that my TV is not configured properly. I also noticed that my TV now picks up channels NOT as whole numbers but with decimals, i.e.: 4.1 instead of 4. Thanks for any feedback in advance!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers

The answer to this question can get a little complicated. Lets tackle it in two parts. First the last part; the part about picking up channels as decimals. With analog TV transmission, it took the full television broadcast channel to transmit one standard definition TV program. The newer digital transmission system uses some advanced video compression and audio compression technology to reduce the data needed to transmit the pictures and sound which allows the same bandwidth to deliver either High Definition Television programming or MULTIPLE channels of Standard Definition programs. So in your example above, you use to watch one channel of programming on TV channel 4, but now the TV station can broadcast multiple channels of programming on channel 4, sot they delineate the programs with a decimal point. So 4.1 it the first program on TV channel 4, 4.2 it the second program on TV channel 4..... Well, I hope you get the idea.

Now for the hard part of your question. I believe that before the transition, even with your new digital TV, you were still enjoying the analog broadcasts from your stations. Your VCR picked them up and recorded them and your digital TV could tune them in and you watched as you had always done in the past. After the transition you noticed that your VCR could not record anymore and your digital TV had discovered the digital channels that replace the analog channels. To remedy this situation, your VCR will need the aid of a DTV converter box to tune channels, and you may have to reconfigure the way your TV and VCR are connected. The best resource that I can give your for the reconnecting is the website http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/converterbox_vcr.html. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Scroll down to the Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 section about “Set-up #2: Watch One Channel while Recording a Different Channel”.


Hope this helps


Posted on Jun 21, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

TV= Sony Bravia Model KDL-48W600B and a DVD?VCR Recorder VCR What is the Proper connecting ports between the TV and DVD/VCR Recorder?


Hi,

See this link to a You Tube video explaining how to connect a VCR to a newer TV. There are both coax and composite video explanations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgb7uoLIaQE

Jul 22, 2015 | Sony Televison & Video

1 Answer

I hava psvr71 vcr and a new Sharp Asquos tv and I cannot get the vcr to record. It will play back but not record.


The VCR doesn't have a digital tuner. It has an analogue tuner. So it won't pick up the digital TV transmissions. You need a Freeview box connected to the house aerial system, and then connected to the VCR by a SCART lead. Put the VCR on one of the AV channels so it "sees" the signal from the Freeview box as a predicament for its own tuner.

Some older TVs had a video out function. This no longer applies to new TVs.

Sep 15, 2014 | Proscan New Original PSVR71 Remote Control

1 Answer

Digital programing


By the look of it you would need to connect a digital set box to it to record any TV programs, seeing that most countries are switching off or have switched off analogue TV. The video would then pass any signal it had recorded via a scart lead to any TV with one of those sockets.

Feb 11, 2014 | Orion VR0220 VCR

1 Answer

How to record to my Sony SLV830 VCR from Sony Bravia 32" after digital switchover


You can't really record from the TV while watching something else. The only way to do that is to have two tuners. What you would need to do is get another converter box and connect that to the VCR, via the second VCR socket. But as you have a Satellite box, you will need to find a scart switching box like the one shown below (try Amazon for them).
This will allow you to connect all your items to the one TV.


scart box-2ezdezzc42qgaoqqik1m5pt1-2-1.jpg

Mar 18, 2017 | Sony Bravia S-series Kdl-32s3000 32-inch...

1 Answer

Hi,can I record digital transmissions on my sony slv-se820g vcr barry


You can record a digital TV signal on a VHS VCR but only in analog format. The digital signal must be input to the VCR by some component which has a yellow composite video output and a white audio output such as a digital cable TV box or satellite receiver. For over-the-air digital TV, either the TV must output analog video or you need a DTV converter box connected to the VCR. Bottom line, the digital signal must be converted to analog for the VCR since VHS VCRs generally are analog recorders.

Apr 12, 2011 | Sony SLV-SE820 VHS VCR

1 Answer

I have a new digital tv in which i use an antenna to watch it. i hooked up the vcr to it but i cant get it to record the tv show i want recorded.


Your VCR most likely does not have a digital TV tuner. Therefore you must supply a digital TV input signal so you can record it. Unless your TV has a composite video output, you would need another box, namely a digital TV tuner/converter which would connect to the VCR's input. Select the channel to record on the tuner/converter and select on the VCR the input where the tuner is connected.

Aug 14, 2010 | Sony SLV-N71 VCR

1 Answer

How do I record a tv program with a Sharp A400 VCR? Videos will play on the tv, but I was not able to get it to record. Thanks.


Your VCR is no longer capable of recording "off air" tv signals. All tv stations are now broadcasting in digital format, your VCR is analog only. You can however get a digital converter box that will receive "off air" digital signals and convert them for recording on your VCR. CLICKING HERE will give you all the information you need to hook up the converter box... Good Luck!

Nov 10, 2009 | Sharp VC-A410U VCR

7 Answers

I have trouble taping when i put the timer on it does't tape.


You are looking for a user manual? Is the Sharp VC-A554U VHS VCR the correct model or do you have another device?

Thank you.

Jan 26, 2009 | Sharp VC-A554U VHS VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs Logo

758 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Insignia Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Alan Matzke

Level 2 Expert

76 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74251 Answers

Curt Larson

Level 1 Expert

4 Answers

Are you an Insignia Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...