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Connecting it all up | Installing
Thursday 26 January 2012 5:06PM

Phillips HD 3D TV with 1x Scart + 4x HDMI's can anyone suggest how to connect to:-
(A) Toshiba VHS/DVD combined recorder with Audio L&R out + S-video out + Digital audio out (co-ax) AV out + 1x Scart AV1(TV) in/out + 1x Scart AV2(Ext) + component video out (3 jacks) + Socket out to TV + Aerial in & to:-
(B) Sony DZ230 Home entertainment centre with 1x HDMI out + 1x Scart output (to TV) + 1x DMPort (digital media port) + AM terminal + 1x 75 ohm Co-ax jack and to:-
(C) Sky HD+ DIGIBOX with Audio L&R + 1x HDMI + 1x DVD/VCR Scart + 1x Scart (TV) + 1x aerial IN + 1x RF OUT-1 + 1x Co-ax digital audio + 1x Audio (optical) + 2x Dish inputs

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Connecting it all up | Installing
Thursday 26 January 2012 5:10PM

Sorry to add to my last request at 5:06 PM I should have added that I have a powered Phillips 4-way Scart multi-switch device which can be used for inputs to TV etc.

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Connecting it all up | Installing
Friday 27 January 2012 6:24PM

Hi and thanks jb38. With a former Phillips TV having 2x HMDI plus 2x Scart I could play TV sound output thro the Sony sound system (I muted TV sound output) I could record onto VHS/DVD recorder all programmes direct from TV and also those stored on Sky HD+ hard drive (but not in HD format). I would like to be able to do the same if possible, i.e.
(1) Record direct from TV and also from those stored on Sky hard drive...and ... (2) Play all sound output at any time from TV and also from VHS/DVD player (when used) through Sony sound system
(3) Play DVD's on either Sony or VHS/DVD thro TV with sound thro Sony sound system Hope this helps Toni

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Dave Lindsay, all: I recently removed my Sky multi-room package which served a seperately connected (to the dish)Sky early digi-box. I can now receive Freesat via the Sky digi-box even though my main Sky service is to an HD+ box. Sky can help you with this if this is your choice I think it is part of their service commitment and possible licensing? Incidentally the dish has to be a multi LNB equipped dish as in my case two connections are made from the HD+ box to allow recording

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Connecting it all up | Installing
Saturday 28 January 2012 12:20PM

Hi jb38
Its a 42PFL7606H/12 3D LED, which although not sold at present in UK it probably will be in due course but is available from web sources with a UK 3-pin adapter plug which according to Phillips is OK to use in UK. The Sacart is shiown as input from VHS/DVD or from Satellite receiver and described as Ext 1 RGB/CVBS (not HD but thats OK).

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Saturday 28 January 2012 12:27PM

Additional note for jb38 from Toni
I have just read through an on-line version of Owners Mnanual for TV and it clearly shows the Scart connected to a Home theatre system with no other connections, so I assume it is two-way? Could this be a way via the Phillips multi-Scart auto selector but this might stop other inputs/outputs? Typically diagrams show single connections to one (each) item of additional equipment

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Sunday 29 January 2012 10:02AM

Thanks jb38 I'll check HDMI specifications from on-line manual today and if necessary also see if Scart switcher will allow inputs and outputs as intended. I guessed problem might be due to only 1 Scart on TV but as HDMI takes off I suppose this is the future those of us with older kit might face?

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Thursday 2 February 2012 7:43AM

jb38
Thanks for your help I have succeeded in connecting 'TV out' Scart from Sky HD+ set top box to single Scart on Sony Theatre Centre. The HDMI links from both Sky box and Sony theatre centre are connected to TV the Sony centre to HDMI 1 ARC and Sky box to HDMI 2. This permits pictures even in HD to go to TV, while sound is linked through direct Scart to Sony centre. Have not worked oput a Scart link to VHS/DVD recorder yet and sysytem has to be manually changed on TV to select input source rather than via the Scart multi-switcher device, but surround sound works from TV and DVD's play through TV correctly with surround sound.

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Saturday 4 February 2012 12:35PM

Hi again and thanks jb38. Have tested with following results - Sony HDMI is 'out' only not 2-way. Surround sound only plays when Sky is 'on' does not play sound through Sony surround sound when TV 'Freeview' selected. Connections are:- Sky box HDMI to TV HDMI 1 (ARC) + Sky box Scart 'TV' to single Scart on Sony. Sony HDMI (out) to TV HDMI 2. The Toshiba DVD VCR recorder is connected by Sky Scart 'DVD/VCR' to Toshiba AV2 and TV Scart to Toshiba AV1. Unfortunately cannot check DVD recording as Toshiba has failed during process although internal 2A fuse is OK but might be down to moviing unit / removing and reconnecting cables although in nearly all cases the power has been switched off first. Hopefully a repair is possible or its a new or S/H buy but I don't need a HDD/Freeview unit.

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Saturday 4 February 2012 6:14PM

jb38 I suppose Murphys is another word for it but I was thinking more S**s Law, must be co-incidental as DVD VCR was working OK even during the cabling rearrangement process. Hence have located a local repairer to giove it the once over apparentyly quite common if no power requires two diodes to be replaced? Will have to await repair or replacenment but do not want an all singing and dancing HDD Freeview DVD VCR set.

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