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Wannabe Geek

#56665 20-Jan-2010 14:42
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Hi there.
I have recently moved to NZ from the UK bringing along my dvd player/recorder with built in HDD (A Philips DVDR3440H). I've upgraded my TV to a Samsung series 4 LCD.
The TV has the following ports...
Digital Audio OUT
Ant IN
L/R Audio OUT
RCA IN (yellow, red and white)
2 Component IN (L/R audio and Ph,Pb,Y)

The DVD Recorder has the following ports...
Ant IN
Coaxial (Digital Audio OUT)
Component OUT (yellow, red, white)

My issue is that the TV has built in Freeview and I can't find a way to connect the player to the TV in a way that I can record freeview (or any other channel for that matter as the TV signals are the wrong frequency for the input direct to the DVD recorder), though I can play the DVD player through the TV easy enough. Any ideas how to set up so I can record off the TV/freeview?

Any suggestions gratefully received

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  #291535 20-Jan-2010 14:50
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Your recorder is of no use except for playing back DVD's.

Freeview in NZ uses the H.264 video codec which your player does not support. Modern TV's also typically don't have any video out ports so there is no way of getting the signal from the TV to input into the DVD recorder.

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Uber Geek

  #291537 20-Jan-2010 14:58
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+1 , the Tuner in your TV is designed to tune the TV only, not to be modulated or transmitted to another device,


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Wannabe Geek

  #291609 20-Jan-2010 19:04
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Ok...thanks guys. Guess a trip to Noel leeming is on the cards.

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  #291672 20-Jan-2010 22:58
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Your dvd-r may be able to be made work here for recording analog - when you set it up, are there options for countries - there were on the one I had a play with for a while. No NZ but germany seemed to make it work ok.


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Wannabe Geek

  #293182 26-Jan-2010 19:11
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That did the trick and will keep us going for now. Many thanks, mate. That has allowed us to at least have a social life of sorts when the missus wants to watch something!

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  #293243 26-Jan-2010 23:05
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richms: Your dvd-r may be able to be made work here for recording analog - when you set it up, are there options for countries - there were on the one I had a play with for a while. No NZ but germany seemed to make it work ok.

You need to change the sound spacing from 6.0 to 5.5 Mhz.

Also, I would imagine you only have a UHF tuner ( ie restricted channels)

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