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Can't record Freeview

I have worked out how watch Freeview via the video, but cannot record freeview. It just records the 5 main channels. I have 2 scart connections on the TV (which I'm using.

Help Please?

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  • Bashstkid2 Apr 12, 2008

    Yes I have it connected that way via the Scart. As I said I can recieve Freeview but the recorder is not picking it up when ask to record? Is there some other setting I'm missing?

    also "If you are using scart socket AV2 (DECODER), Select programme number 0.0.2." ??

  • Bashstkid2 Apr 13, 2008

    I do have it on AV2, which I can watch the Freeview channels Mark but why isn't the video picking it up on record? I hope you can bear with me Mark. Here is the Handbook.

    http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/v/vr550...

  • Bashstkid2 Apr 13, 2008

    The TV is a Ferguson FTD2100T

    The Freeview is Matsui DTR1.

    Thanks again Mark.

  • Bashstkid2 Apr 14, 2008

    Mark It's done! It was that 0.0.2.! After I did all you said i had a feeling it must be a setting up problem. As I said this 0.0.2. bit was confusing. In my opinion the handset is too fussy. I didn't realise that the 'TV-Prog' on the handset is seperate from the numbers. The TV-Prog buttons just adjust the channels on the TV NOT on the Video. I pressed 0.0.2. straight after trying the TV-Prog buttons and nothing happened because (I presume) inwas still in TV mode. When I tried it after Eureka. Thanks Mark.

    You might like to have a go at my other similar problem with my DVD Recorder.

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t501053-cro...



    Thanks Anyway.

    Roy

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You should have the Freeview box connected to the VCR, then the VCR to the TV

Hope that helps =)

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  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson Apr 12, 2008

    If you have Freeview connected to the AV2 port on the VCR, then you would have to select AV2 to see it.

    If this is connected as I suspect then you should not have to change any channels on the TV to watch inputs from either the VCR or Freeview (aside from changing the TV to AV or whatever when you first turn it on)



    Program 002 should be a normal TV channel, not an AV input. If your remote for the VCR only has one AV button, then pressing it multiple times should cycle through the AV inputs.

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson Apr 13, 2008

    I see the 002 reference now. There is one thing that is still miffing me though is you say in the original question that you have 2 scart connetions to the TV and you are using both of them.

    Can you send the model numbers for the TV and the freeview box along as well so I can get all 3 manuals. As far as I can figure you have it correct and there is no reason for it to be acting like this.


    1. Aerial from socket to Freeview input, Loop cable from Freeview to VCR input for normal channel viewing (non digital)

    2. Freeview Scart out to VCR Scart2 (AV2)

    3. VCR1 to TV scart input.

    That is all that should be required with the addition of setting the VCR to AV2 to set the input.

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson Apr 14, 2008

    LOL, glad it's working.. I was starting to run the wiring pattern over in my sleep =)

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