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Newbie needs set up help

jea
09-08-2007, 04:33 PM
I have just purchased a HDTV Tevion 32" DVB-T LCD TV and want to connect this to a Philips DVD Player / Recorder DVDR3380

The HDTV has:
HDMI
VGA
CVBS/S-Video
YpbPr
PC Audio
YPbPr Audio
AV Audio
Full Scart1
Half Scart2
Headphone
Ant
AC Power
Note: CVBS and S-Video share one audio channel
Scart1(Full) is a scart with CVBS and RGB input
(Half) is a scart with CVBS input only

The DVD Player / Recorder has:
Coaxial Antenna - In
Coaxial TV - Out
Scart EXT1 to TV I/O
Scart EXT2 Aux I/O
CVBS - Out
S-Video - Out
Audio-L
Audio-R
Coaxial Digital Audio - Out
AC Power

I can play and view prerecorded DVDs by connecting a Scart cable from Scart EXT1 to Scart1 (or Scart2)

My problem is I can not get a signal on the DVD when trying to record to the DVD by connecting a second Scart cable from Scart EXT2 to Scart2

The Philips manual only seems to refer to a separate digi box connection to the DVD and not how to receive the digital signal from a HDTV

Thank you in anticipation of any help and advice you can give.

billinprinceto
09-08-2007, 06:53 PM
My problem is I can not get a signal on the DVD when trying to record to the DVD by connecting a second Scart cable from Scart EXT2 to Scart2

I don't think the Scart2 on the TV is capable of outputing video.
It appears from the connections that you have listed that the only way to get a signal into the DVD/R for recording is to use the "Coaxial Antenna - IN".

The Philips manual only seems to refer to a separate digi box connection to the DVD and not how to receive the digital signal from a HDTV

There is no way to input a "digital signal" to this machine, nor is it capable of recording from a digital input.

jea
09-09-2007, 03:38 AM
Thank you for your response!

Looks like I will have to continue using my old digi box for receiving digital TV and connecting this via the Antenna - In, in order to record DVDs to then view on my HDTV.

You'd think that with more and more people buying HDTVs and wanting to record DVDs that the HDTV manufacturers would have built in some way of outputting a digital signal for use with DVD Recorders.

Even the freeview digi box comes with a Coaxial TV Out that can be connected to the DVD/R.

billinprinceto
09-09-2007, 06:23 AM
. . .you'd think that with more and more people buying HDTVs and wanting to record DVDs that the HDTV manufacturers would have built in some way of outputting a digital signal for use with DVD Recorders.

Why?? The TV set is the end of the line, no need for it to have outputs, rarely have in the past. Your old TV did not have analog output, did it?? Also, as stated earlier, even IF the TV did output a digitgal signal there is no input on the DVD recorder that can handle this signal, so what are you complaining about?

Even the freeview digi box comes with a Coaxial TV Out that can be connected to the DVD/R.

So, forget the digi box and run your coax to the DVD/R Coaxial - Antenna IN, then from the DVD/R coaxial TV - OUT to the TV.
This may or may not work, depending on your input signal.

Or . . use a spliter and send one signal to the TV and another to the DVD/R

fmw
09-09-2007, 07:03 AM
You'd think that with more and more people buying HDTVs and wanting to record DVDs that the HDTV manufacturers would have built in some way of outputting a digital signal for use with DVD Recorders.


Some TV's have digital outputs. I have one and I use it to connect the TV audio to the receiver for OTA broadcasts. DVD recorders won't record digital because the movie studios are afraid you will steal their product by making copies of movies on DVD. You will need to do any recording throug analog inputs.

jea
09-09-2007, 08:47 AM
And by doing this forget about recording Freeview digital channels and only be able to record analogue.

The digi box is required to provide a feed to the DVD/R if I want to record Freeview digital channels.

The splitter idea is good, in that one can go to the digi box and the other to the HDTV.

Thank you for your suggestion.