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    sunflower
    connecting sky, VCR & DVD to TV ???
    • #1
    • 5th Sep 05, 9:14 PM
    connecting sky, VCR & DVD to TV ??? 5th Sep 05 at 9:14 PM
    HELP !!!

    I had it all set up before but just got a new TV and havent a clue

    here goes, I have:

    tv with 2 scart sockets
    normal Sky digibox with 2 scart sockets
    video with 2 scart sockets
    dvd with at least one scart socket

    and about 56 scart leads !!!

    everything also has a socket for just the red and yellow pin lead thingys (sorry am not very technical)

    with old tv i linked the sky, VCR and TV through scarts and used the red and yellow pin things for the DVD

    i would like to be able to record both from sky and terrestrial
    but even just from sky would be fab

    PLEASE can anyone give me any ideas before i tear my hair out??
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  • gizmoleeds
    • #2
    • 5th Sep 05, 9:33 PM
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    • 5th Sep 05, 9:33 PM
    You should be able to connect the video to the TV just through the aerial loop-through (just tune it in like a TV channel - play a video while you tune it so you know when you find the correct signal). Then, connect Sky and the DVD to the TV with Scart leads and use a third scart to connect the VCR to the sky box.

    Or, you can connect the DVD to the TV by the red, yellow and white leads (RCA) and then connect the VCR and sky both to the TV by scart and sky to the VCR by scart.

    Plus, the TV aerial should be connected to sky, an RF (aerial-like cable) from sky to the VCR and another RF from the VCR to the TV.
    • amd
    • By amd 5th Sep 05, 9:38 PM
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    amd
    • #3
    • 5th Sep 05, 9:38 PM
    • #3
    • 5th Sep 05, 9:38 PM
    Hi, funnily enough my mum had a guy round today to fix up her new satellite dish (on top of cable, video and dvd!)

    This is what they did:

    DVD - scart to TV
    Video - scart to TV
    Satellite - scart to Video (don't know if there's a scart in/scart out on the Video you'll have to check)
    Cable - 'coax in' lead to Video

    Hope that gives you a bit of a start! I was as puzzled as you - only 2 scarts on TV. Didn't know you could scart into the Video too. You can then tape from either incoming signal.
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  • scheming_gypsy
    • #4
    • 5th Sep 05, 10:22 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Sep 05, 10:22 PM
    or

    tv scart 1 = sky
    tv scart 2 = dvd
    sky scart 1 = video.

    should work i think
  • smcicr
    • #5
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:35 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:35 PM
    daisy chain the sky and the video

    TV scart1 -> SKY -> Video
    TV scart2 -> DVD

    and as gizmoleeds said with the aerial and RF cables

    on my old telly i only had one scart socket and got Video, DVD and Sky all hooked in by just daisychaining the lot so it will work - it might just take a bit of tweaking to get the recording side as you want it. good luck
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 5th Sep 05, 11:42 PM
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    Curry Queen
    • #6
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:42 PM
    • #6
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:42 PM
    Do any of the above work if you are only running your tv channels from the Sky box, i.e. no terrestrial aerial connected at all?

    Same set-up - TV, DVD, Sky, VCR but need to be able to record from Sky on the VCR.
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
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    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • scheming_gypsy
    • #7
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:46 PM
    • #7
    • 5th Sep 05, 11:46 PM
    or you could get sky plus and sod the video.
  • fgaughan
    • #8
    • 6th Sep 05, 10:12 AM
    • #8
    • 6th Sep 05, 10:12 AM
    or you could get sky plus and sod the video.
    by scheming_gypsy
    Or if your technically minded get Mythtv http://www.mythtv.org/modules.php?name=MythFeatures

    Then you can sod the sky+ Freeview DVD player video cd-Hifi player DAB radio player and you can surf the internet with it :-)
    While I breathe.... I hope
  • gizmoleeds
    • #9
    • 6th Sep 05, 4:56 PM
    • #9
    • 6th Sep 05, 4:56 PM
    Do any of the above work if you are only running your tv channels from the Sky box, i.e. no terrestrial aerial connected at all?

    Same set-up - TV, DVD, Sky, VCR but need to be able to record from Sky on the VCR.
    by Curry_Queen
    Remember, you can still link the Sky to the VCR and VCR to TV with an aerial lead (RF cable) even if there is no aerial linked to the boxes (you will probably even pick up a fuzzy picture just from the leads acting as aerials.

    But, yes - they should all work without an aerial provided they don't require watching one of the devices through tuning in manually (and none except the first of my two suggestions would).
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 6th Sep 05, 7:27 PM
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    Curry Queen
    Remember, you can still link the Sky to the VCR and VCR to TV with an aerial lead (RF cable) even if there is no aerial linked to the boxes (you will probably even pick up a fuzzy picture just from the leads acting as aerials.

    But, yes - they should all work without an aerial provided they don't require watching one of the devices through tuning in manually (and none except the first of my two suggestions would).
    by gizmoleeds
    The TV has never been manually tuned into any of the terrestrial channels and the Sky is tuned into one of it's AV channels. The only problem is that it appears to be the same one that the VCR uses, so as soon as it's switched on it takes over the channel. The VCR has never been tuned in either as I have no aerial access to use and both units have been bought new since I moved in here.

    I'll have a look later and see what's connected to what and check that it's done the way you suggest, thanks
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    ~
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • sunflower
    thanks everyone

    am going to try tonight to see which way works for me

    the sky+ is defo on its way here, just saving the pennies to get it ;o)
    in the meantime i have to make do with VHS!!!

    thanks again

    x
  • fgaughan
    Or get one of these
    http://www.bluedelta.co.uk/phantom_plus.htm
    Just highlight the program and press red button to record.
    like a sky+ but using your Vhs recorder or dvd recorder :-)
    While I breathe.... I hope
  • FESTER 61
    bamboozled
    I have an LCD TV one scart//a home cinema 2 scart/sky box 2 scart/PS2 1 SCART and a DVD recorder 2 scart. NO ANALOGUE ARIEL CONNECTED.

    NEED TO CONNECT ALL OF THEM AND HOPEFULLY ALL WORK. ANY HELP APPRECIATED.
  • scheming_gypsy
    sky into dvd recorder
    dvd recorder to home cinema
    home cinema into tv
    PS2 into sky box.

    Sky will pass everything through DVD recorder so you can record from Sky. Recorder goes into home cinema for the sound. Home cinema goes into the TV to transfer picture etc etc and the PS2 will play through it all and should put the sound through the home cinema as well...

    think that'll work.
    .
  • les972
    connecting multiple items
    I hope someone of greater intelligence than me can help me out please.
    I have Hitachi M830 VHS + JVC XV N33 DVD + Sky box DV 3 + JVC AV telly and Samsung 932 MV telly. All this equipment is in my front room with the Samsung in my kitchen. I used to be with Virgin and could connect the lot together so I could watch TV or DVD or video in either room but now that I have gone(temporary) with Sky I cannot view DVD or video in the kitchen. I have asked Sky and they tell me I don't have multi room subscription.
    Can anyone explain how these things should be connected together please, I have scart leads, audio leads and an aerial splitter(at least I think that's what it is)
    Thanks very much
    leslie Howard
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 20th Nov 11, 9:42 AM
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    whmf00001
    TV, Sky+ and Video
    HI, have loads of videos to watch but cannot work out how to watch through new TV. It is a freeview TV, I have a Sky+ box AND an outside aerial. Cannot watch or record on video. Have 1 scart on TV, 1 scart on Sky box and 2 on Video. Loads of scart cables/multi scart connector boxes, even aerial leads. Do not need DVD as the TV has a built in one (and a USB recording slot !!!!!) Used to be able to do all this stuff but am older now and want it set up for grandson for Xmas.
    Thanks, Wendy.
  • NeverAgain
    Try this connection wizard:

    http://www.richersounds.com/static/whichhelp/which_tv_connection.html
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 20th Nov 11, 12:20 PM
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    whmf00001
    TV, Sky+ and Video
    Thanks Neveragain, I have been to the website and done the exercise, my problem is, the diagram shows 2 scart ports on Sky box and mine only has 1 (have had another look to check). I can watch the digital TV through my old outdoor aerial so can record 2 on Sky and watch freeview progs, its just that I want to watch my videos through my TV - I can on my bedroom freeview TV although have sound problems if I try to record (wonderful picture). Its all done to confuse oldies !!!!
  • NeverAgain
    Thanks Neveragain, I have been to the website and done the exercise, my problem is, the diagram shows 2 scart ports on Sky box and mine only has 1 (have had another look to check). I can watch the digital TV through my old outdoor aerial so can record 2 on Sky and watch freeview progs, its just that I want to watch my videos through my TV - I can on my bedroom freeview TV although have sound problems if I try to record (wonderful picture). Its all done to confuse oldies !!!!
    Originally posted by whmf00001
    A scart splitter plugged into your Sky box would do the job.

    Scarts are near obsolete now, so the splitters are very cheap:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Scart-Box-Plug/dp/B000747OKI/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321795210&s r=1-12
  • scheming_gypsy
    Thanks Neveragain, I have been to the website and done the exercise, my problem is, the diagram shows 2 scart ports on Sky box and mine only has 1 (have had another look to check). I can watch the digital TV through my old outdoor aerial so can record 2 on Sky and watch freeview progs, its just that I want to watch my videos through my TV - I can on my bedroom freeview TV although have sound problems if I try to record (wonderful picture). Its all done to confuse oldies !!!!
    Originally posted by whmf00001

    Sky into video via scart and then video to TV via scart.
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