help with scarts and things

Some of you may have seen a post from me about video quality.
I need to go into this and hooking up DVD rewriter, free view and video
recorder a lot deeper.
Can any one tell me of a suitable ng to post to please.
Dave
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Dave
On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 20:40:08 +0000, Dave wrote:
Probably uk.media.tv.misc or you might be better trying one of the various Forums ( websites) that specialise in such matters .Can't recall any offhand at the moment tho' When you say dvd rewriter I presume you mean dvd recorder as rewriter usually refers to one on a PC Stuart
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Stuart B
Yes, I do, but I regard any DVD drive that can use re-writables as a re-writer. Sorry.
Many thanks for the ng. I will put it in my newsgroups listing.
Dave
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Dave
dvd re-recorder. The problem I have right now, is that if I power up the digi box, all is fine. When I power up the DVD re-recorder, it swamps the TV with the signal that is coming from the digi box. They are all scart connected. I am thinking that a video recorder that is switched off, might buffer the digi signal out, to allow the other digi channels and terrestrial to be seen on the TV.
Basically, I want all options to see and record and see other channels at the same time.
I am a radio amateur, so I should be able to sort this out with no outside help, but I am just coming out of a long period of poor health (mainly bronchitis)
Regards
Dave
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Dave
In article ,
Most TVs will auto switch to the most recent SCART connection powered up. But most allow you to switch back to any SCART or indeed the internal tuner after this has happened - I've not come across one which won't. But non of this should effect recording from a FreeView tuner to the DVD - you'd normally use the record SCART on the FreeView box into the aux SCART on the DVD.
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Dave Plowman (News)
Owain is correct Dave. You will find some very knowledgeable people on the uk.tech.digital-tv group.
73 de G6JNS
Peter Crosland
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Peter Crosland
In article ,
Many of whom also read this group. ;-)
The key to getting an answer to all these sort of things is stating the problem clearly.
The OP sort of hasn't. I've tried to answer his query as I interpret it.
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Dave Plowman (News)
On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 23:09:57 +0000, Dave wrote:
You may well do but I was just tring to point out that you may cause confusion by using that term .
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Stuart B
Like most people I spent an afternoon setting everything up and now can't remember how. The DVD recorder source button may help
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Stuart Noble
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember Dave saying something like:
If you disable pin 8 in the SCART lead it will prevent the appliance from switching the TV over to that input.
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Grimly Curmudgeon
Guilty as charged. :-(
Wife went out and bought a flat screen TV and a DVD recorder that has a hard drive as well. Due to family commitments and poor health, I have been unable to get the recorder up and running. I started to connect everything up, without the free view and couldn't get it to work. So I took the DVD up to my hobby room and used my free view box and TV to sort things out. According to your earlier post, when I connect up to the TV downstairs, that has 2 scart sockets, I should end up with what I want. I have taken a look at the options of the TV and there is indeed one to select the input, which my old TV doesn't have.
I have now made a plan of history and what makes what work. The next step is to set everything up downstairs and see if it behaves.
I have never seen as many coax links and scart cable in a set-up like this.
Many Thanks to all who have tried to help this poor person.
Dave
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Dave
In article ,
You should see mine. ;-) AV amp on the other side of the room so much routing back and fore. Plus a SCART link through to the kitchen so I can have exactly the same showing in there without the sound delay probs you get with different FreeView boxes. Also allows me to use the PVR there as well. I'll try and post a pic tomorrow.
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Dave Plowman (News)
In article ,
I find that feature very useful. Without it you'd have to select the correct input on the TV every time - so you might as well just do that on the odd occasion where it is wrong for what you want.
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Dave Plowman (News)
You must have sat the same snail pace exam that I did, I didn't get my call sign until the following July :-)
Dave
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Dave
Dave,
I think you'll need to give more details before anyone can sensibly help you. How many scart connections on the digi box? what are they labelled? Ditto on the recorder box? How many scart leads do you have in the setup and how are they connected? Phil
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Phil B

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