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Topic # 12878 11-Apr-2007 11:37
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Hi - I have a Sony HDD Recorder with HDMI out (RDRHX820S) and the problem I have is I always have to turn the unit fully on to get the SKY feed thru to my TV. I am using scart to scart to get SKY into the HDD Recorder and using the HDMI out to my Bravia. The HDD recorder has to be on to pass the video signal thru. If I revert back to S-video, RCA or Component output to the tv, the signal seems to get passed thru if the recorder is on or on standby mode. Does anyone know if this is a fault or if infact the HDD recorder has to be fully on to pass HMDI signal out. Thanks

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  Reply # 66784 11-Apr-2007 12:17
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I am using scart to scart to get SKY into the HDD Recorder and using the HDMI out to my Bravia


Most likely the unit has to do some signal processing to get the signal from the SCART into a compatible signal for the HDMI.  I doubt it would be a simple passthrough.  In any case HDMI is digital so it also probably requires power whereas the other inputs are analog and don't.




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  Reply # 66792 11-Apr-2007 13:55
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Thanks for that - sound like an expert - i also happened to get a reply from Sony about it just now.  Bit of a bummer as the HDD and fan make a bit of a noise while the unit is powered up.

The DVD/HDD recorder must be switched on to pass a HDMI signal out. The recorder must convert and process the incoming analogue signal to an upscaled and digital signal via HDMI. This process cannot be done if the unit is on standby mode.

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