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Topic # 49801 20-Nov-2009 13:44
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I am trying to record Digital Freeveiw onto my older VCR.I have recently bought a Plasma Tv with built in Digital Freeveiw. On Page 20 of the instructions it tells me to connect the ANT OUT socket of my VCR to the ANTENNA IN of the TV and connect the antenna cable to the ANT IN socket of the VCR. Connecting in this way seems to allow the VCR to ONLY recieve the UHF signal from the airial before it has been decoded by the LG Plasma TVs Built in Digital Freeview decoder? 
  Can somebody tell me if it is possible to use my VCR to record the Decoded Digital signal? (My VCR is an older model with only RCA and antenna sockets,)

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  Reply # 274742 20-Nov-2009 14:19
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There is no way to record the Freeview channels from your TV to a VCR.

Your only option to record to the VCR is to need to tune in the analogue TV channels using the VCR's tuner. If you only have a UHF aerial you'll only be able to record Prime, not any of the VHF channels such as 1,2,3 or C4.

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  Reply # 274755 20-Nov-2009 15:21
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Do these tv provide composite video/analogue audio output via rca's sbiddle?

And does your vcr have audio/yellow video input socket on the back of it KylePIB?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 274764 20-Nov-2009 15:54
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I can confirm that my Bravia with built-in Freeview can NOT output the digital tuned channels to VCR.
VCR could be used for analog TV only, I could not record TVNZ6 and 7 etc.

However, now my TiVo does it all! I no longer have my VCR or [UHF analog] HDD recorder.

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  Reply # 274773 20-Nov-2009 16:29
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Thanks everyone. It is obvious to me now that I can not record from freeview to vcr. Cheers for your knowledge :)

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  Reply # 274968 21-Nov-2009 14:58
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If your tv has RCA A/V out connections, you can feed those into the RCA A/V in connections of the VCR. Just select the line in instead of one of the channels on the vcr. Obviously, you will have to have both the vcr and tv on (and tuned to the correct channel!) at the time of the recording.

I have used this method in the past to record with a stereo audio signal from a Nicam tv to a VCR which could playback/record in stereo but didn't have an inbuilt Nicam tuner.

It's not the perfect solution, but ok for the occasional recording




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