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Can only record in black & white?

Hi, I have set up the separate DVR station as throughput between my Sky+ box and TV. All works fine other than direct recording between the sky programme and the DVR station.

The display on the media player (80GB version) is black and white as is subsequent recording (obviously!). I connected all the the wires provided in the way shown for set up between TV and Set Top Box (as far as I can see).

It is probably something wrong on the connections but the instruction manual isn't very helpful so I'm not sure which connections to tweak.

I'm based in the UK. Let me know if more info is required!

Thanks,

Simon

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  • brandy9999 Jan 29, 2008

    Hi, thanks for the response - I had actually made this change (from the default of automatic rather than RGB) and it did do the job.



    I also thought I'd posted to this effect but it doesn't look like it updated successfully!!

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Try changing your Display/ TV Connection setting under the setting menu - it may need to be set to "composite" (not RGB) if connected as displayed in the instruction manual - worked for me anyway (hope it does you).

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You have posed a very good question with a very complicated answer. There are two things you MUST have in order to do what you are asking:
1) Your "docking station" cannot be the Archos mini-dock, b/c the mini dock has inputs only. Your docking station must be the Archos DVR Station - Gen 5.
2) You have to have a digital cable box, FIOS, or digital satellite box.

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http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/english_user_manual_dvr_station_gen5_v3.pdf

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You have posed a very good question with a very complicated answer. There are two things you MUST have in order to do what you are asking:
1) Your "docking station" cannot be the Archos mini-dock, b/c the mini dock has inputs only. Your docking station must be the Archos DVR Station - Gen 5.
2) You have to have a digital cable box, FIOS, or digital satellite box.

You will be recording from your cable, satellite, or FIOS box instead of directly from your TV. Hook the red, white, and yellow cable from one of the red, white and yellow outputs of your cable/sat/FIOS box to the specialized adapter of the DVR Station (make sure your Archos 605 is properly docked inside). Here is a link to the connection guide if you don't have it:
http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/connection_guide_dvr_station_v1.1.pdf

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http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/english_user_manual_dvr_station_gen5_v3.pdf

If you have followed the instructions exactly, you will be able to schedule your recordings to your Archos 605.

There are two catches that I noticed with this player - 1 major and one not-so major:
1) Not-so major: Your subscription to the TV guide that enables you to schedule recordings will only be free for 1 year
2) Major: The DVR Station forces you to choose between an NTSC and a PAL format when choosing a TV standard for playback. PAL is only for Europe, so never select it under any circumstances. NTSC is shutting down on February 17, 2009 - in a little more than a month. After that time, you may not be able to display the recordings that you have made to your TV itself.

Good luck!

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