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  Reply # 948519 10-Dec-2013 10:08
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B1GGLZ:
YvonneW: Thank you all for your help. We now have a Samsung Blu ray recorder connected to the tv in the sitting room 
I have another question though. We have an older flat screen Toshiba tv in the bedroom, which is working fine with a Dish Freeview box. Can I use my Panasonic DMR-EH58 to record? How do I connect the Freeview box to it and the tv? I tried yesterday using an HDMI cable to the recorder and an HDMI cable to the tv, didn't work. Then tried with some composite cables (red, yellow and white), but still no luck. I must be doing something wrong because I understood that I could still use the recorder if I had a Freeview box. Help again please.

The HDMI on the Recorder is only an output so that won't work for recording. Just use the red white yellow cables from the Freeview box to the recorder and HDMI out from recorder to TV. Keep the HDMI from the Freeview box to TV and then you can select on TV either HDMI in for Freeview or AV in for recorder.


I can't post a link to the operating instructions for the recorder. But on pg 8 of the operating instructions for the recorder it shows the back and the connections. Do the yelloe, red & white cables go from the Freeview box to the AV4 in slots? Then the HDMI cable from the recorder to the tv? This will allow me to see what I have recorded if I have selected HDMI from the input menu on my tv?
The tv only has one HDMI slot. So how do I view Freeview as I have used this slot to connect the recorder? Do I use another set of yelloe, red & white cables from the AV4 out slots to one of the AV in slots in the tv?

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  Reply # 948568 10-Dec-2013 11:13
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YvonneW:

I can't post a link to the operating instructions for the recorder. But on pg 8 of the operating instructions for the recorder it shows the back and the connections. Do the yelloe, red & white cables go from the Freeview box to the AV4 in slots? Then the HDMI cable from the recorder to the tv? This will allow me to see what I have recorded if I have selected HDMI from the input menu on my tv?
The tv only has one HDMI slot. So how do I view Freeview as I have used this slot to connect the recorder? Do I use another set of yelloe, red & white cables from the AV4 out slots to one of the AV in slots in the tv?


Correct. Yellow red white from Decoder to AV4 in on the recorder.
HDMI out on decoder to HDMI in on TV.
And as the TV only has one HDMI then provided TV has conponent in use Component out (red green blue) on the recorder to component in on TV plus you will need red and white audio from the AV out to TV as well.
This will give superior picture quality to the composite (yellow0 cable. Your idea of yellow red white from above the AV4 terminals to TV is quite correct but slighlty lower quality picture.
When I still had my EH58 I used the SCART connectors. Cables and/or adaptors are available from Jaycar.
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=WQ7251&w=scart+to+5+rca&form=KEYWORD  These are good.
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PA3667&w=scart+adaptor&form=KEYWORD  or one of these
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PA3659&w=scart+adaptor&form=KEYWORD  is good for recorder to TV.
The SCART connector to 5 RCA plugs is best but getting hard to find.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 958180 28-Dec-2013 08:55
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To all who helped, a belated thank you. All working well.

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