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TV, freeview, DVD and video set up.

Hi...I've recently got a new Freeview as my old one went wrong. We done the set up as it said in the book but now the Freeview will only tune in on AV. I don't have the option to tune in the video player. My son connected the new Freeview up and said he'd moved a lead from the DVD now I can't record Freeview. I have spent about 15 hours retuning the TV but to no avail. Is it a wiring/scart problem or is it that Freeview is only able to tune in on AV. Before, using my old Freeview, I had that tuned in on Channel 6 and the video on Channel 9 and could record. Any help would be grately received as it's driving me mad!

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Re: TV, freeview, DVD and video set up.

Modern day freeview boxes rarely have A modulator in them so you can not tune it to a channel on your tv it must be connected using scart lead.
Most freeview boxes have 2 scart sockets one for VCR & one for TV plug your scart leads in to the scart sockets of freeview they will be labled TV & VCR.
The scart labled TV goes to scart socket on the TV labled AV1 or 1
The scart labled VCR goes to scart socket on VCR labled AV or IN
Now the aerial leads From wall socket to ANT in on freeview.
Then from RF out on freeview to ANT in on VCR.
Then RF out on VCR to ANT in on TV doing this will enable you to put TV on 9 to watch tapes.

The final scart will be from DVD to TV socket marked AV2

You will need to put TV on AV channel to view freeview.
To record freeview you must put VCR to EITHER line.av,aux. it will be one of those different manufacturers call them by varying names.
I have done this banking on your tv having 2 scart sockets if it only has 1 let me know & I will tell you how to wire it differently.
Please state make & model of TV set & VCR & what connections are available EG scart, Phono, Svhs etc.


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Ok here goes.

1) Take airial lead from the wall socket in to antenna in on freeview box.

2) connect short usually black airial type lead in to antenna out socket on freeview. plug the other end of this lead in to aerial in on vcr.

3) connect the other end of this aerial type lead to airial plug on the back of tv.

4) now if you have 2 or more scart sockets on the back of tv set plug in the scarts in this order.
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