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Topic # 151410 24-Aug-2014 17:48
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Ok so i bought a Panosonic DMR-XW440GZK bluray dvd recorder  i bought it because i still have a rear projection tv and it still has aux in and out plus HDMi  for when this tv finally fails
the tv has 3 av inputs sky is in av1 at the moment
ive connected how i thought  it would work i can get it to work but not pick up any signal 

so the way ive connected it is as follows
scart cable into the recorder
out if the recorder into the tv 
is this the right way to connect it or do i need to get another scart cable to run from the vcr side of the sky decoder?

the only thing thats confusing me is the satellite connection i went to jay car electronic and got a few adaptors so i can play around with how its connected 

did a little bit of research do i need to connect it to av1 on the dvd recorder i aint too sure how to do this 

as i said this is a old tv last generation rear projection samsung but a normal dvd player works through this so i dont see why it wont work ive tried everything else and it works just cant pick up sky

any info on the way this should be connected will be great help



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  Reply # 1114695 24-Aug-2014 18:00
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just tried all other features on this recorder and they are all in working order just thought i better clarify that smile 

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  Reply # 1114793 24-Aug-2014 21:03
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Firstly, you have made a good purchase choice. In my opinion, the Pannys are nice units.

However, the way you describe how you have connected things doesn't sound right to me. Assuming you have a standard decoder, and not a MySky (which is what I gather from your post), you should:

 

     

  1. Connect the TV SCART output (which should be marked TV on the back of the Sky Decoder) to AV1 on your TV, which is what you seem to have done.
  2. Using a second SCART cable connect the second output from the Sky Decoder (which should be marked VCR) to the Panasonic recorder. You want a cable with a SCART plug on one end, and red-white-and-yellow RCA plugs on the other end (which you should connect to the Panny). Ask Sky for this, saying you need to connect your decoder to a VCR and they may send you the cables for free. They gave me both sets as part of the install.
  3. You then run a second AV Cable (with red-white-and-yellow RCA plugs on both ends) from the AV out of the Panny to AV2 or AV3 on the TV.

 

When you finally replace TVs, just replace the RCA cable between the Panny and the TV with an HDMI one. That's essentially my setup.

Finally, based on what you say you have and are trying to do, you should have no reason whatsoever to play with the satellite connection. There is no way whatsoever to usefully connect the satellite dish directly to the Panny, leave it alone as it simply won't work.  However, if you are in an HD coverage area and have a UHF aerial, you should connect the aerial to the aerial input of the Panny - to let you record terrestrial TV in HD and potentially record a second (Freeview) channel while you are also recording from the Sky Decoder.

Good luck.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1114802 24-Aug-2014 21:28
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I've got the sky working now I had it hooked up correctly it was the av selection after all on the recorder...
but it does say free view on the box does this mean freeview is built into it I know these are silly questions but I was wondering if anyone knew?

Thanks for the help was very useful to make sure I wasnt doing something silly

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  Reply # 1114806 24-Aug-2014 21:30
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Panasonic has 2 x DVB-T tuners builtin. Freeview HD (terrestrial) is a DVB-T serivice.




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  Reply # 1114807 24-Aug-2014 21:31
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I'm in Auckland so should be in a hd coverage area I will have a go at seeing if that will work thanks

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  Reply # 1114808 24-Aug-2014 21:33
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In which case you'll need a UHF aerial.




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  Reply # 1114809 24-Aug-2014 21:40
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grimacenz: I've got the sky working now I had it hooked up correctly it was the av selection after all on the recorder...
but it does say free view on the box does this mean freeview is built into it I know these are silly questions but I was wondering if anyone knew?

Thanks for the help was very useful to make sure I wasnt doing something silly

Read the manual. It tells you how to connect everything.



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  Reply # 1114818 24-Aug-2014 21:50
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I read the manual doesn't clearly tell you but I understand it now..
I have a UHF attenna so I see how that goes thanks

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  Reply # 1114820 24-Aug-2014 22:01
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The XW440 model does not play Blu-rays. Panasonic does have other models that do.

Please tell us what model television you have. It should say the model on the back.


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