Question about Televison & Video
Have a new flat screen panasonic tv, a sharp vcr and a sky box.
i can tape all analogue channels with no problem. but i cannot work out how to link the panasonic tv video channel to record sky i get a blank screen. i dont even which channel on my new tv is the dedicated vcr channel. i would be greatful for help peter wiffen
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.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
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
I CONNECTED SCART TO TV 1 TO DVD FREEVIEW SCART 1, THEN I VCR SCART IN/OUT TODVD FREEVIEW RECORDER SCART 2, THEN RF CABLE FROM FREEVIEW RECORDER OUT TO VCR RF IN ,VCR RF CABLE OUT TO TV RF IN. RF SLOT IN ON FREEVIEW LEFT EMPTY THEN CHANGED TV TO AV 2 WHEN USING TO RECORD /PLAY EITHER VCR OR/ FREEVIEW DVD . I DO HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO SORT OUT REGARDS R. ELLIOTT.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
You CAN record one channel and watch another with satellite service, but it would require two separate DBS receivers. The issue is that all satellite broadcasting is encrypted until it hits the receiver, which decodes it and transmits it outward toward your other AV devices. If it weren't for the receiver, connecting the coax cable to your other devices and trying to tune channels with them would yield no signal and possibly much frustration. You would need to split the signal into each receiver and have one connected to the television via one input and the other to the recorder then to the TV via another input.
With cable, you can split the signal without having to have two boxes - this way the QAM tuner in the cable box is still capable of tuning channels while the recorder can tuner basic cable channels for recording separately. You can also have the cable box connected to the recorder via composite so that you can record premium stations on a DVD recorder input mode anytime you like - but you would have to be watching that channel at the same time unless the DVD recorder had a pass-through RF signal (rather than a composite clone) - meaning you could also use coaxial to your television from the recorder and tune channels separately on your television while the recorder is recording one channel.
A lot of what-ifs there, but it is all quite possible.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
I re-did the guided setup in the Tivo under Messages & Settings/Restart-Reset System/Restart menu section in Tivo. Once I did that, it cleared this issue, even though I didn't have to change any of my settings thru this guided setup. I tried a reset alone first, but that did not fix it. Only this fixed it. We had lost both power and cable during a recent tree fall in a storm, and when both were restored, this problem started. I have a cable coax directly in the back of the TV (no cable box/IR etc) and the system is on a home wireless network. I actually have 2 identical Tivo's in the house set up the same way but only one had this problem. The other worked no different after the outage.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
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