connecting dvd recorder to telly?!?

Found 4th Jun 2008

I'm starting to feel like my parents but I've brought one of these…ons

and want to connect it to one of these…htm

I've connected it via HDMI and can get it to play DVD's through the telly but how do I get it to record onto the HDD from the built in freeview on the telly? Does HDMI only do playback and not record so do I need to use a scart cable too?

I'm starting to worry that I'll need to leave the telly on all the time for it to record! Which is useless really so I might sell it - I only paid £60 for it brand new yesterday so if need be I should be able to sell it for a small profit & buy something else!

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You cant record from the TV to the HDD box.

You can only record what analog TV channels the HDD box you can find.

You'll need a seperate freeview box to plug into the scart socket of the hdd recorder. Or better still, buy a DVD or HDD recorder that had a freeview tuner.
Original Poster
hummmm thats the conclusion I was starting to come to. I think I'll sell it.

connect a Cheap free view box to the HDD. I connected my cable box through the HDD and record all the time
Original Poster
could do but that means buying another box to go with this box which I only brought cuz it was cheap in the first place & the freeview built into the telly comes with an episode gudie and all that stuff. I'd then have to either use the telly to watch freeview unless I want to record then make sure the other freeview box is on the right chanel or spend enough to make sure it's better than the freeview built into the telly.

I may as well sell it & use the money towards something that will do it all in one box. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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