help setting up dvd recorder with t.v that has freeciew built in

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Found 11th Mar 2008
ive just got a dvd recorder and want to set it up with my t.v. i have a panasonic 26" lcd t.v which has freeview built in, just wondering how i go about setting it up to record t.v etc.

or is it only possible with an external freewiew box

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depends if your tv has an external output connection for freeview. some do, most dont. better off with an external box anyway else you'll be tied to not changing channel from the one you are recording.

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csiman;1700711

depends if your tv has an external output connection for freeview. some … depends if your tv has an external output connection for freeview. some do, most dont. better off with an external box anyway else you'll be tied to not changing channel from the one you are recording.



ok what does an exteral output look like as there is so many connections on my t.v.

also i didnt know it was possible to record 1 freeview channel and watch another, how would i go about that, would it need a freeview box with 2 scarts on or somthing

Original Poster

ok dont think my t.v has an output for freeview.

ive got a freeview box tho, so how would that work with recording 1 channel while watching another

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tay1982;1700827

ok dont think my t.v has an output for freeview.ive got a freeview box … ok dont think my t.v has an output for freeview.ive got a freeview box tho, so how would that work with recording 1 channel while watching another


your TV has freeview so you can watch that whilst your recorder can record whatever is on the freeview box. plug your freeview box into AV1 scart on recorder.

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I assume your new recorder doesnt have a freeview tuner.

some TVs have the option to switch the av2 input to output instead. it would be in the setup menu if its there. if yours has this then by switching it on you'd be able to output what was showing onscreen to the dvd recorder. but IMHO you'd still be better off using an external box to provide the freeview to the recorder

SCART has the ability to do 2 way signalling, so you could check your manual to see if this is available on your set, and also check the cable you buy is wired for 2 way a a lot aren't
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