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Connecting up CRT TV, VCR, DVDR and digital box

I am based in the UK, and am trying to set up a variety of TV stuff which my elderly parents have acquired. It comprises:

Panasonic TX-28DTM1 CRT Digital TV with internal Freeview receiver (2 Scart sockets)
Panasonic NV-HV61EB/EBL VCR (2 Scart sockets)
Panasonic DMR-ES10EB/EBL DVD Recorder (2 Scart sockets)
Sony Freeview box (2 Scart sockets)
4-part Scart splitter
4 way aerial splitter

The basic set-up I have done is:

1) aerial in to DVDR, then out to VCR, then out to TV;
2) Scart TV AV1 to DVDR AV1;
3) Scart TV AV2 to VCR AV1.
4) not using the Scart splitter or the aerial splitter.

I have not fully tested this yet, but it appears that the DVDR will only record from analogue channels, not the Freeview digital channels, as it should do, so obviously I have not set this up correctly.

It does occur to me that it should be possible to modify this set-up to also:

a) use the spare Freeview box to allow digital Freeview channels to be watched, while recording on VCR or DVDR other digital Freeview channels;
b) record from the VCR to the DVDR.
How do I correct my existing set-up to record from the Freeview digital channels, and how can I amend it to do the other tasks at (a) and (b)?

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Hi,

With the indulgence of Mrvica, it would seem you posted the same concern twice. Here is a link to your other post with responses from xx and this responder.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post again should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008

    Oooops, somehow the link did not work, try again here.
    http://www.fixya.com/support/t376738-con...

    Cheers

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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008

    If the link somehow doesn't work, below is a copy of reply/post..
    "If I may offer an unconventional solution in addition to the initial post...
    Connect all TV, VCR and DVD Recorder as to any way you want to connect them or as otacon have posted.

    However,
    from your cable input from your provider, use a 3-way splitter. Connect
    the 3 outputs to the individual ANT INput of each of the 3 units
    (assuming all 3 have Cable/ANT INputs).

    With this method all 3
    can receive TV signals, both the VCR and DVD-R can record (even
    simultaneously) and you can switch watching one program on the TV,
    while recording another program in either the VCR or DVD-R or both."

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Hi,
I think the better task is (A)
You can try switch scart's!! Then try to record on DVDR or leave as it is and look out for picture on your VCR!!! If you do (B) you will lose a picture quality!
good luck

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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    Miroslav Erkic Jan 31, 2008

    For (A) aerial in to VCR, then out to DVDR, then out to TV because VCR will pass through to DVDR.

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