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No sound when I record from my TV

When I record from my TV to my archos 605 the picture is fine but there is no sound. I have tried changing the settings and have checked the connections and cannot solve this problem. Your help would be much appreciated. I did succeed in recording a DVD and TV programmes when I first tried during Xmas.

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  • yogy Jan 23, 2008

    I am using the DVR station Gen 5

  • yogy Jan 23, 2008

    I have it connected through my satellite receiver.

  • yogy Jan 23, 2008

    Yes that is how it is connected

  • yogy Jan 23, 2008

    Yes I am and I can also watch the pre recorded video that was on the 605 wifi when I got it on the TV with sound. Could it be a settings problem ?

  • yogy Jan 26, 2008

    I still cannot get any sound ? !

  • yogy Jan 26, 2008

    Yes I have sound when watching from the satellite reciever that goes through the station but no sound when I record - I am recording manually.

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Hi,

Are you using the DVR Station Gen 5 or DVR Travel Adapter?

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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    Damen Wong Jan 23, 2008

    Could you please let me know how it is hooked up? Is the station connected between your TV and other devices (DVD etc...)?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 23, 2008

    Meaning the satllite receiver outputs to the station and then the station outputs to the TV?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 23, 2008

    Are you able to watch TV regularly with audio?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 26, 2008

    So you can watch stuff from the satellite reciever that goes through the station? You can watch it fine with sound but it just doesn't record with sound?



    I am asking to be sure that it's not a hardware problem.

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