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Topic # 60356 25-Apr-2010 12:44
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Hi there

Hoping someone can steer me in the right direction here.

Have just upgraded to MySky. Cannot veiw sky via RF on bedroom tv (tv not LCD) now as there is no RF output on the MySky unit.

New MySky decoder
Sony RDR HX750 DVD player

My Solution:
I thought I could use the DVD player as a modulator to get the sky signal to the bedroom tv? This is not working and I dont know if its possible on this sony unit?

MySky connects to Denon AVR via Component cable and via Composite to the DVD player. The old Sky RF signal also came from the old Decoder to the DVD player and then off to a Hills powered 6 way splitter.

Is it possible to use the DVD player as a modulator?? (Like using an old VCR to do the same thing) Or do I need a separate modulator to do this?

Sorry if this is in the wrong sub forum.

Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 322685 25-Apr-2010 15:41
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Hi, as I see it there is no reason why you cannot plug an composite feed into the DVR and use the internal modulator, this assumes it currently work, ie can whatever is playing on the DVR appear in the bedroom, if so then it should be possible. Most old VCRs allowed this, however I note some newer DVRs dont seem to.


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  Reply # 322720 25-Apr-2010 17:32
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Thanks for the reply,

I assumed this would work too, but it doesnt for some reason, maybe a DVR issue with Sony, will email them tomorrow about this model.


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  Reply # 322752 25-Apr-2010 19:17
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Define what you mean by doesn't work. Exactly what comes out RF when DVR is pointing to the composite input as source.



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  Reply # 322754 25-Apr-2010 19:18
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TV/Video button, that's a good one to randomly stab at, could help.


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  Reply # 322758 25-Apr-2010 19:32
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Its got me beat,

the line in (composite) signal is working coming out over componant cable into AVR Amp, terrestrial RF goes in and out all ok, dosent matter weather I select HDD or DVD on the DVR, Have tried tunning in the signal but that should not have changed? It was working fine on the old Sky Digital.

It just seems like the DVR is not converting the composite signal to RF....and I dont know if its possible on this unit?

I do have a standalone modulator.....but then its another device in the cupboard etc etc and really....I thought it would just work! hahaha

I must be missing something here.....its always the simple stuff that catches you out. 

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  Reply # 322759 25-Apr-2010 19:35
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Spyware: Define what you mean by doesn't work. Exactly what comes out RF when DVR is pointing to the composite input as source.

Thats my problem, Only getting standard Terrestrial RF coming out regardless off composite.....

Actually....I havnt tried playing a dvd yet....will try that and see if I can get that.

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  Reply # 323058 26-Apr-2010 14:38
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Sounds like your DVR won't output what it's playing over RF (RF out is only there as a pass through), so no modulator built in. Playing a DVD will tell you.

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  Reply # 323141 26-Apr-2010 17:50
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Yes I'm leaning that way too, no DVD output over RF either so must just be RF pass through as you mention.
Bugger, still waiting to hear back from Sony NZ......but I think I know what the answer is going to be now.

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