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# 208436 12-Feb-2017 08:40
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I have two panasonic DVD Recorders in the same room. Both remotes  are of the IR6 variety. I should be able to use either remote with it just affecting one recorder. There are instructions on how to do this but they are a bit vague. Is this possible? and can someone instruct me how to do it please?



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  # 1719208 13-Feb-2017 08:40
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Thanks for that. Those instructions should be somewhere in my manual, but failed to find them......Anyhow, now problem is solved but have another question.


There is only one set of USB sockets on the TV screen so I've used a HDMI socket for the second recorder. Could I use "piggyback" USB plugs to connect both recorders to the AV setup, or would it damage the signal in any way?



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  # 1719209 13-Feb-2017 08:44
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USB? What?


You don't connect your DVD recorder to your TV by USB.


Do you mean HDMI? If so, you can get HDMI switches (2 HDMI cables in, one out, select which one using a remote or a button on the front of the switch).

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# 1719229 13-Feb-2017 09:30
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Sorry, Old brain is getting soggy these days.....I meant RCA sockets.



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  # 1719230 13-Feb-2017 09:33
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2 outputs to 1 input will be bad with splitters. But really you shouldnt be putting AV signals into something if you can do HDMI, because AV is aweful obsolete old crap and has no place in a setup on a HD screen.


If you are desperate you can get AV selectors, some even with a remote to switch them but really just use HDMI for everything and leave the AV input unused.


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  # 1719311 13-Feb-2017 11:52
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Thanks for that reply but I don't have your confidence on HDMI, I bought a new recorder after bad advice from an expert who said the old one was the cause of my program recording problems. Problem turned out to be faulty wiring between the antenna and the wall socket. Now I'm getting good reception and good recording on two devices. The old one using AV seems to have better sound than the HDMI one which sometimes had me abandoning programs because softly spoken actors were difficult to understand. Cant send the new one back and neither of them would get realistic prices on trade-me so am using them both. There is an advantage here when I have three programs I want to record being transmitted at the same time. This happens quite a lot.


I've yet to do a real comparative sound test and may have to purchase a soundbox to improve the situation.


I have very sensitive hearing but am recovering from a stroke and this has had some effect on my listening skills.



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