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Topic # 138617 10-Jan-2014 15:59 Send private message

Looking at upgrading our DVD/HDD Recorder to a BluRay/HDD Recorder and have been looking at the Panasonic DMR-PWT500 (http://www.panasonic.co.nz/products/home-entertainment/dvd-and-blu-ray/dmr-pwt500/)

Our SkyTV (normal Sky box, not MySKY with HDMI) goes through our current unit so we can record SkyTV shows. We have it connected via SCART/RF.

This new unit doesn't have SCART but does have RF so we can fall back to that right with no issues?



I was told by DSE that it won't record SKY, person I was talking to was only relying info from someone else.


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  Reply # 964731 10-Jan-2014 16:35 Send private message

The RF in is only for a digital signal (direct from your aerial) and not the analogue signal passed out of the Sky STB.

If the PWT500 has AV input, that's your best bet, using Scart to 3x RCA cable - The Panasonic 390 does, but it's only DVD, not Bluray.

BTW, this would have been a better option with your existing setup.

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  Reply # 964795 10-Jan-2014 17:34 Send private message

It only has a digital tuner (same as all new recorders) so you can't record from the RF out on your Sky decoder. According to the brochure it doesn't have any external inputs for recording so you can't connect to your Sky box for recording at all.
You need to get the XW390, BWT720 or BWT835 all of which have A/V inputs. I have the BWT720 which records OK from external inputs using a SCART to 3 RCA from the Sky decoder.

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