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TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode | Switchovers
Sunday 12 February 2012 11:52AM
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It IS possible to record a TV freeview broard cast on a video recorder (VCR). I is possible to record via the scart socket in much the same procedure as recording from a camcorder. However, automated/timed recordings are less convienient as you need to leave the TV `on' to use its tuner for the reception, as the VCR's tuner is now defunct. If you dispose/recycle your VCR, you will NOT be able to play any of your video cassettes you may have a collection of.
Disposing of a perfectly servicable VCR recorder is following BAD advice! The same goes for disposing of a DVD recorder, there are workarounds for BOTH of these types of machine! ONLY the tuner sections of these machines are defunct, their recording facilities remain working!! They'll both record via the scart socket and the TV's scart output.
good luck on switching over
Martin

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Delusional DAB arguments page
Thursday 16 February 2012 11:24PM
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DAB is great only if reception is good, FM is better as it is a more tolerant system, on hi end audio systems, analogue FM is superior in sound quality, particularly if recieved on a decent superhet (NOT phase locked loop!) Tuner.

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I am pleasantly surprised at how easily and well a videocasstte recorder records HD! Even the sound is great. DVD recorder is even better, with HD being really good. Both my recorders are Samsung's units, the videocassette unit is a nicam stereo 4 head unit unit. Tapecassettes are still available if you shop around.
My TV system is connected to my broardband connection, (Hitachi freeviewHD box) but it tells me that I am unable to stream video? can anyone enlighten me about what this is about?

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