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Topic # 49644 19-Nov-2009 21:05
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Hi we have freeview set top box.  We have a DVD recorder and only one set of AV (red/white/yellow) inputs that are on the TV. So the set top box has it's AV plugs going from the set top box to the TV.  How do we connect DVD recorder so we can record the freeview channels?

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  Reply # 274637 20-Nov-2009 05:56
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You could daisy chain them, i.e., DVD recorder connects to TV and Freeview box connects to DVD recorder.




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  Reply # 275082 22-Nov-2009 00:58
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Spyware: You could daisy chain them, i.e., DVD recorder connects to TV and Freeview box connects to DVD recorder.


- Then you have to have your DVD turned on whenever you want to watch Freeview!

Hi Rollingcloud,

Have a look on the back of your Freeview receiver - some models offer a second output (component or scart) then check what the "video input" is on your DVD (usually A/V) and buy the appropriate cable.

You may have to use a "component" cable out of the receiver and into the TV so you can connect to the DVD via A/V.

If your receiver only has the one A/V output, you can buy a "Y" A/V cable which you plug into the receiver, then you output to the TV and DVD from the one set of sockets!

Another option is to connect an RF cable from the "RF output" of your receiver and use RF to the TV and A/V to the DVD, or vice versa. But using the RF cable means your picture quality isn't as good and the audio is only in mono!

Cheers,  Wild Bill. 

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  Reply # 275287 22-Nov-2009 20:59
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You can buy video swtiches that have one ouput for R/W/Y leads, & two or three inputs, then you just switch to the desired output. Not the best but we're only talking composite vid resolution. Whether you can use it to record through the various inputs I'm not sure.

Here's one possibility.




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  Reply # 275330 23-Nov-2009 00:10
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1gkar: You can buy video swtiches that have one ouput for R/W/Y leads, & two or three inputs, then you just switch to the desired output. Not the best but we're only talking composite vid resolution. Whether you can use it to record through the various inputs I'm not sure.

Here's one possibility.


Hi 1gkar,

Those A/V switch selectors are used for the older TVs which only have one A/V input on them, so you don't have to keep swapping A/V leads in and out of your TV when you want to watch your playstation or your DVD or Freeview. You can't use them to record from one input to another.

Cheers, Wild Bill.

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  Reply # 275653 23-Nov-2009 22:36
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Do you not have another set of AV's on the front you can use for the second device?




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