Question about Televison & Video

2 Answers

We have a Philips DVD Recorder a Freeserve Digital box and a TV. Since adding the DVD Recorder we cannot tune in Freeserve at all and DVD's play only in black and white. Help Please. Regards Jack

Posted by on

  • jack521 Apr 10, 2008

    Thanks. The model number is DVP 3120

    Connections by scarf

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 472 Answers

Everyone lives in unspecified =)
Ok, I will assume you are in the USA.
The black and white will be a setting in your DVD recorder on the setup page.
Check that you are set to NTSC (for the USA) or change it to PAL if you are not.
Basically change it from what it is to what it's not.

Your Freeserve box should already be tuned in.
Connect it to the DVD recorders input via AV leads and then swapping the DVD recorders channels to whatever AV connection you chosse should display it onto the TV.

In a nutshell, you should have

  • Your Freeserve connecting to the DVD burner via AV
  • Your DVD burner connected to the TV via which ever is the best viewing (HDMI if you can of course, s-video otherwise)
Hope that may get you going again =)

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi Jack,

And if you remove the DVD Recorder, everything is back to normal?

Initially, I would suspect that your DVD is set to PAL system and not to NTSC (or could be the other way around). Could you pls post back with the exact model number of the Philips DVD Recorder?

Additionally, could you pls detail how the Freeserve Digital box is connected to the Philips DVD Recorder and then to the TV? Pls indicate if you are using Video IN/OUT, S-Video, HDMI, SCART, RF IN/OUT.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Apr 10, 2008

    Hi again Jack,

    I am assuming that you live somewhere in UK and therefore your TV color system would be PAL.. Would you pls kindly check if your Philips DVD is set to region free?

    If unsure, pls try:
    1) Proceed to Setup page
    2) Go to Preference page
    3) Press 1 3 8 9 3 1
    4) Press up/down key to select region code. 0 normally is for all regions.

    It may be that the reason DVD's are in black & white even if your DVD is region free (multi) is that your TV is only capable of PAL display whereas the disc/movies are NTSC. With your indulgence, the make and model of your TV pls?

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I am unable to auto tune my Tevion DVD Recorder


If the recorder is old the analogue/digital change is screwing it up. It isn't the TV that is the problem, it is the received signals, but the problem is the same.

Dec 28, 2013 | Tevion AP-DVR18 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

CANNOT GET PHILIPS DVDR3305 TO RECORD ON PANASONIC TV.TX-L37D25B WHILE WATCHING ANOTHER CHANNEL?.


What is your source? Since the DVDR3305 has an analog PAL tuner and most TV stations are broadcasting in digital, you probably have some sort of set top box connected to the recorder. If you change the channel on the set top box, you will record the program on the new channel. If you are recording PAL and your TV has a PAL tuner, you should be able to just record one show while watching another with the DVDR3305 daisy-chained to the TV. Just make sure to change the TV channel not the channel on the DVDR3305.

If your TV has a digital tuner, you can split the signal before the set-top box to record one channel and watch another. (Note: basic splitters will cause some extra loss of signal and may reduce a digital signal below the threshold needed to tune in the signal. An amplified splitter can avoid this - when the amplifier is working properly.) Otherwise, you need a second set-top box (or a dual tuner set-top box).

On my set-up with an aerial antenna, I would put the splitter between the wall jack and the electronics. The incoming cable goes to the splitter, then cable 1 goes to the TV. Cable 2 goes to the set-top box. Tune the set-top box to the channel to record and check the settings with the TV set to the DVD source. (DVD set to record on Tuner (and the specific channel of the set-top box output) or front s-video or EXT1 or EXT2.) Then change the TV back to the TV source and change to the channel for the second program.


The manual for the DVDR3305 is available from Philips. The link to the manual is http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3305_05/dvdr3305_05_dfu_eng.pdf .
I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(I actually use an A/B switch and do not try to watch a second program on the TV connected to the DVD recorder. However, most of my recordings are for time-shifting of programs that air when I can't watch any TV program.)

Apr 29, 2012 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

We have a Philips DVD3460 recorder. Where in the manual does it inform us on while Watching T.V. and DVD is recording another T.V. channel?. Would love to know " how to do this"?


It depends on your setup.
Think of the Philips DVD3460 as an independent, standalone television set. It has its own analogue tuner, and its own video input.
If you have an analogue RF TV signal (coaxial cable) going in to the Philips DVD3460, you can watch whatever you want on any other TV connected to the TV signal coaxial cable, since the regular analog TV cable carries all of the channels.
However, if you are using a cable or satellite box and use the "Video in" function of the DVD recorder or just have the DVD recorder tuned to channel 3 or 4 to record from a cable or satellite box, you can't record one channel and watch another unless you have a second cable box..

Apr 24, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

CANNOT TUNE TV CHANNELS FROM TERRESTIAL AERIAL INTO NEW SAMSUNG RECORDER


You need to purchase a digital converter box in order to receive the proper signal, the only exception would be if your antenna is digital ready. I would suggest talking to a tv tech to find out if you need additional changes.

Dec 29, 2010 | Philips DVDR70 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

TV/DVD reception


The main aerial goes into the box then out of the box into the dvd then from the dvd into the tv,if the dvd is analog tuning the pic will not be as clear as the digital

Sep 28, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

I have a philips dvdr70


From the Sky box, plug one SCART lead to your recorder and plug another to your TV. Then plug a SCART from the TV to the recorder.

You can then select the SCART connector for the sky box to record programs.

This will work after the digital switchover. The switchover is only for 'normal' tv signals from your tv aerial

Jan 12, 2009 | Philips DVDR70 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Grundig TV - Tuning DVD & VCR


Hi there!
If the DVD recorder has an RF out then you should be able to tune it on UHF bandwidth. The cable should run from the RF Out on the recorder to RF on the TV. Switch the recorder on, put in a DVD and press play before tuning. Some DVD's require a disc before a Menu appears. Good Luck, Regards, JUS004

Mar 23, 2008 | Grundig GF70-600 TV

2 Answers

Panasonic DVD Recorder - Digital tuner stopped working


Is your recorder hooked up to the new convert box for digital antenna reception?
I am currently researching the convert boxes for my dvd recorder. I found that some dvd recorders already have digital converter boxes already installed. This might be the case for you.

Mar 08, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EX85EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD...

1 Answer

Can't tune stations from freeview box to DVDR3380/5


You can only record freeview channels through your box.


Assuming the digi-box has two scart sockets, connect as follows:

  • Scart 1 or TV scart of the digi-box to the TV.
  • Scart 2 or VCR/DVD scart of the digi-box to scart 1 of the DVDR3380.
The TV aerial should already be connected through the digi-box and DVDR3380 to the TV

To record from the digi-box, select AV1 / E1 / EXT1 on the DVDR3380
If you are doing timer recordings, you will also need to leave the freeview box on the channel you wish to record, or set the freeview box timer.

Dec 15, 2007 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Troble tuning in


If your recorder is hooked up after the cable box, then it can probably only receive channel 3...the set-top box does the switching, and sends everything to the TV (and recorder) on Ch. 3

Sep 25, 2007 | Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72670 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...