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# 82640 3-May-2011 16:01
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I have just bought a Panasonic DMR EH 59 and have connected all the cables. I recorded the Royal Wedding (while watching it) onto the HDD, but on Sunday tried using the timer to record a program that was showing on Sky's UKTV at 4am. It recorded at 4am okay but it recorded TV1.

Our Sky channel is 8 so the sky box is always on that number and we use the Sky remote to change channels. I had Sky on UKTV when I switched the TV off before going to bed and the recorder was set to record channel 8.

Today I was trying different things out and even just pressed 'rec' while watching a Sky programme, still when played back it had recorded TV1!

Obviously I have something the wrong way round but haven't a clue what, and as I'm not technically minded all this talking in letters doesn't make sense to me.

What I have is a scart going between the Sky box (standard) and TV, and between Skybox and DVD recorder, the Sky dish cable goes to the Sky box as does the ordinary TV aerial. there is an ordinary black  cable going between the Skybox and the TV also and a three colour one (red, yellow and white) between the side of the TV and the DVD recorder. I think thats all, it's hard to see because the TV table is very heavy and can't be moved easily.

Hope this all makes sense to somebody.

Oh by the way, on the DVD recorder the AV4 is what is used to record but I haven't got AV4 on the TV, only AV1 and AV2, AV1 is what is used to be able to access the sky and dvd recorder menus, AV2 has no signal.

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  # 464910 3-May-2011 16:28
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Just had a look at my DMR EH59 and : You have plug the sky scart into the top scart socket of the hdd recorder. That is AV1 on the recorder, and then record AV1 on the HDD recorder, not av4 as that is some other input.

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  # 464933 3-May-2011 17:21
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You need to select the correct input for recording.
It sounds like you have TV Channel 1 set to record.
There are 2 Scart sockets on the back. One is AV1 and the other is AV2.
AV3 is on the front panel (open up the door).
AV4 is composite/Svid on the back panel.
When recording on my EH59 I had my Sky decoder connected via scart cable to AV2 SCART input (Ive now upgraded to the Blu Ray BW880).
When setting up  timer recording set input to the correct setting (AV2) during setup.
Alternatively  -  Read the manual!

 
 
 
 


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  # 464936 3-May-2011 17:31
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Just re read your post.


What I have is a scart going between the Sky box (standard) and TV, and between Skybox and DVD recorder, the Sky dish cable goes to the Sky box as does the ordinary TV aerial. there is an ordinary black  cable going between the Skybox and the TV also and a three colour one (red, yellow and white) between the side of the TV and the DVD recorder. I think thats all, it's hard to see because the TV table is very heavy and can't be moved easily.

Hope this all makes sense to somebody.

Oh by the way, on the DVD recorder the AV4 is what is used to record but I haven't got AV4 on the TV, only AV1 and AV2, AV1 is what is used to be able to access the sky and dvd recorder menus, AV2 has no signal.

If your SKY Box to DVD is plugged in the top scart use AV1 for record.
If it is in the bottom socket use AV2 for record.
Select your TV input to whatever input the composte video on the side is and you'll see the Sky picture if you have the correct input selected on the DVD.
Hope this helps.

P.S. Not much point in running the TV antenna to the Sky then to the TV unless you watch SKY via your TV Ch 8 I think you said it was. The picture would be terrible compared to composite input. For best results run Component cables from the Sky to TV as I do.



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  # 464937 3-May-2011 17:36
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Thankyou so much for your quick replies, just watching the news then I'll change things about.

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