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27-11-2013, 06:51 PM
Is it possible to use a terrestrial decoder to record onto a Panasonic analogue hard drive recorder, seeing that the aerial is shared? I am trying this but just get a grey monochrome picture. I know it can be done with a Satellite decoder but that uses a different input.
Thanks, Arjay

Speedy Gonzales
27-11-2013, 07:25 PM
Probably not, because FV is digital the recorder isnt. If the decoder has a USB port / supports recording to USB, buy a USB flash drive

27-11-2013, 08:22 PM
You should be able to output the composite audio and video of the decoder to the inputs of the DVD recorder. Bit piggy to manage though.. I tried this before I bought my TiVo but never again..

27-11-2013, 09:25 PM
If you have component (red/green/blue RCA connectors (marked as Y/Pb/Pr, or similar)), or S-video outputs from your set-top box (which you should have if it's not a budget one), and the same (inputs) on your recorder, the results will be greatly improved than using RF:yuck: (aerial) or composite:yuck::yuck:
You'll also need to run a audio feed (either analogue or digital).