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I have purchased an HDD & DVD Player/Recprder with digital tuner; Serial No: LN1A07350238/8 I have an old console model (some 25 years old) which has a coaxial connection only. As I could not program the HDD I purchased an RF Modulator. I then managed to use the automatic programmer to get the cable channels (Time-Warner Cable). However I cannot get channels 2 through 4 to program. Channel 2 is our public broadcasting channel - which I am keen to record. Besides, channels 5 to 12 are rather fuzzy even though they are clear on the TV alone. I have also noticed that the RF Modulator will suddenly "turn on" and "buzz" which cuts out my TV signal momentarily. I had no trouble with any channels through my old VCR - which has ceased to record. Hopefully you can help me with this problem. Thanks. Greg.

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  • gmccab1 May 31, 2008

    I assumed that the new Phlips DVD recorder and player would cpnvert the signal to digital before sending it to the old TV. I also have cable which, I understand is already digital. I am interested mainly in recording Minnesota public television. Do they have a different signal, which the new recorder does not recognize?

  • gmccab1 May 31, 2008

    The problem I have is recording the first 4 channels. These include CNN and Public television. I can always view them on my TV, but till now I cannot record them. Greg

  • gmccab1 May 31, 2008

    I shall have to check all the other channels again to see if the channels I want are now on a different channel. Greg

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Your DVD recorder is able to record digital or analog signal in the same way, as any other dvd it will convert it automatically to digital.

The digital converter is used to convert an analog signal to a digital TV, don't buy it, as it is of no use in your case.

Same for the Philips HDMI receiver, you are not going to need it since you do not have HDMI (high definition television, new technology).

The signal on the first four channels is the same as the other ones, since it comes from same receiver , this unless the receiver is faulty.

If you are performing the recording procedure correctly, then is probably the RF Modulator that is faulty. It is not supposed to make any buzzing or humming noise, if it does it is defective.

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    If the RF Modulator is faulty, it can have a problem on the range of frequencies covered by channels 2 to 4, that would be the reason for the noise. This can be caused even from a faulty capacitor. In this case moving channels to different position won't help, as frequencies will stay the same, try a replacement modulator.

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Have a look at link below about digital recording
http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/digitaltv/recording.shtml

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I would like to know that do you face this problem while recording one particular channel or all channels

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What you need is a Digital/Cable receiver that has an HDMI port, since High Def images can be obtained when you have a HD compatible source and A HD compatible cable and HD TV/Projector. Best I got...

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You may need a digital converter since all channels are going digital. I believe channels 1-4 will not be used so you public broadcasting station may have a different number for their digital signal.

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You could try coax cable switch.
It will allow you to change from the signal going to the cable receiver and directly to the tv.
You would have to walk over to the tv and physically switch it.
shutting of the cable receiver may help too, while you are watching local channels.
Also, if you get a digital receiver, the digital signals come in much clearer.

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