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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Re: Connecting up CRT TV, VCR, DVDR and digital box
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
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Connect as following
1. Set top box - RF cable from STB to antenna socket on TV.
2. DVD player output to Video1 on TV
3. VCR output to Video2 on TV.
May be you can route VCR through the DVD player or viceversa. That you can see and try on ground.
No,all CRT tube tvs don't have digital tuner inside.They're analog tvs.Must buy the converter box,and hook it up to get the free DTV airwave signal.Trust me,i help an elderly person hook up this exact this tv model with a converter box.Try buy the RCA model converter box,it matches with this tv model very well.
Basically, you cannot use the coax connections for both the VCR and the RCA converter box. I would hook up the phono/cinch connectors from the VCR to the TV if you can (these are also called RCA connectors, but I'm avoiding using that name so we dont confuse the digital receiver with a cable/connector name that is the same here). There should be a yellow one for video and red/white ones for left and right stereo. I believe the RCA converter comes with a three headed cable that can do this for you. With this configuration, you can set the TV to input on these connectors and the VCR should always output there. Once that is set, you can still use the converter box to receive the signal from your antenna, then run the coax to the VCR. Now, the VCR will always have to be set on channel 4 in your setup and you will need to manually change channels on the converter box for it to record a show. Does this make sense so far?
is your vcr hooked up to your t.v. or through your cable or satelite box? if to t.v.,hook up through your cable or satelite receiver and this should solve your problem.... and should you need help with connecting cables to a receiver i can help you with that as well... i hope this was helpful...
You trying to put the DVD/VCR combo between the cable box and the TV? OK, cable out goes to vcr in, vcr out goes to tv, I think you got that. Now there should be a tv/vcr button on the vcr/dvd, you need to press that when the unit is on. Also, make sure you are on the correct input on both the vcr and the tv, usually video 1 or AUX and choose line in or L1 on the vcr/dvd. If the tv/vcr button is toggled, itll completely bypass the vcr/dvd player.
i cant see any problem with the connections. have you tried to connect the dvdr along with sky to another tv set? and did the same problem occured? if not, try connecting it the same way with another tv. and see if thesame problem would occur. if the same problem appears check if the connections from sky to dvdr scart if it is loose or not. try to clean the solid wire of the cable. if proble still persists dvdr is faulty. if not, defenitely there is a problem with the tv. and i suggest for you to have it checked.
If you are able to you can connect to the RF connector (F Type Conncetor) on the TV. This should work.
The layout is from the VCR (RF to TV) to the TV antenna F type connector from your Cable box to the Antenna in of the VCR that way you have cable through the VCR, and access to you VCR and DVD all controlled by the Cable and VCR remotes (set TV to Channel 3, set VCR to Channel 3) and use the Cable box as the tuner, Use the TV remote to switch between Cable and VCR inputs then use the VCR remote to switch between the VCR and DVD input.