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Old 19-10-2011, 23:09
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Hi all,

I'm new to the boards so I'm hoping this is in the right place - apologies in advance if not.

I recently bought my mum a Bush 320GB Hard Drive Freeview Recorder DTR with Twin Tuner to replace her old video recorder which had given up the ghost.

Her TV model is and LG 42LG30, and comes with multiple connectors for external peripherals, so in the case of the old video recorder (a videoplus model, she's not too technical!), I had that hooked up to AV1 input channel which was ideal as she could watch Freeview on the "Antenna" input channel, and then switch to AV1 to program recordings or watch tapes.

I've connected the Bush unit to AV1 via Scart (I haven't any optical connectors available to give her) thinking that it would work in the same way, i.e. she would be able to watch Freeview through the main TV channel and flick to AV1 to set the recorder for her shows or to watch them back.

However, on doing this and following the initial setup on the Bush unit, it actually overrides the main antenna input and becomes the default setting through which she has to watch TV. Annoyingly, the picture quality isn't as good as normal antenna reception (though admittedly, I did set it up just before switch-over day in the Midlands), plus it's just another set of instructions/remote control layout I'd have to show her which will confuse the issue, after she's finally got used to the normal TV remote.

Has anyone else come across this on Freeview recorders, or am I missing something obvious on the set up? I've got the main antenna coming in to the back of the Bush unit, and then SCART out of the unit to the back of the TV (the DVD player to AV2 still works ok and is only viewable by selecting the AV2 channel on the input button on remote).

She's ok at the moment not being able to watch recorded shows, but I'd like to get it set up right as it was a birthday pressie for her! Any help would be much appreciated

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Andy
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Old 20-10-2011, 07:19
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Welcome, Andy.

Sounds like you or a buddy need to disconnect the wire to/from mum's AV1's RGB SCART lead pin 8 : see here. Your TV repair shop may have an appropriate lead if you don't fancy cutting wires.

Best to do a re-tune now Central has completed DSO anyhoo.

Show mum this this from the Digital UK Ltd channel and print her out her Connection Diagram from DTG to explain the new set up.
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Old 20-10-2011, 07:58
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And this and this to reassure her she do all this herself from here on in.
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Old 20-10-2011, 08:50
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...And show her from the manual how she can record 2 channels at the same time, series record and pause live TV when watching through her DTR. She now has the choice of all live channels, or DVD and watching a recording in addition to making recordings so your present is a really thoughtful idea.
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Old 20-10-2011, 20:47
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Hey Sue, thank you so much for your full and considered response, that's really helpful.

Looking at the diagrams on the connection wizard, I think I got that correct, and I've definitely got everything tuned in and ready to go for her, so by process of elimination, I think I'm going to try the SCART lead.

I had no idea there was an auto-switch function on pin 8, and it makes perfect sense that it could be the culprit as she doesn't suffer with the same problem on the DVD player - I gave her a number of spare SCARTs a while back after buying her the TV and DVD too, so I'll give them a whirl tomorrow night when visiting.

Thanks again, much appreciated
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Old 20-10-2011, 20:57
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You're very welcome!
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