Pulling My Hair Out

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by muzz, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. muzz

    muzz Guest

    My parents got a new TV and a VCR DVD combo recently. My brother wired it up
    initially but could not get it working. Now I have had no problems in the
    past connecting AV equipment I used to run three sat receivers and a VCR
    without any additional scart connection boxes. So I was happy to go and sort
    it out for them.

    Hitachi TV and Hitachi VCR/DVD combo box. They also have a freeview box. I
    pulled out all the cables and started from scratch.
    The freeview has only one scart, the VCR/DVD has two, labelled (AV1 TV) and
    (AV2 Decoder) I connected one scart from the AV1 to the telly and the scart
    from AV2 to the freeview box.
    Switched on everything set telly to AV, EXT1 and got the picture from the
    freeview box.
    Put a tape into the VCR/DVD pressed play and got the tape playing on the
    telly, likewise with a DVD.
    Now comes the tricky bit.
    Tried to tape from the freeview box, blue screen !
    Ah no prob I thought. Looked for the button to switch AV inputs on the VCR
    ( like TV/VCR or AV ) but there isn't one.
    I could find no way of telling the VCR to tape via the AV2 Decoder input it
    will only tape from a named channel after I had attached the RF from the
    freeview to the VCR/DVD of course. So my parents can watch freeview OK but
    can only tape terrestrial.
    On manual tuning you do get an option for decoder on/off on each cnannel but
    this seems to make no difference, there's no AV selection on the channel
    Any thoughts ?
    muzz, Jan 18, 2006
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  2. muzz

    muzz Guest

    Oh crap, wrong group ! Sorry.
    muzz, Jan 18, 2006
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  3. muzz

    muzz Guest

    Got it going. You have to select channel 002, the zeros are important ! The
    info was tucked away under 'recording from another VCR' !
    muzz, Jan 18, 2006
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