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Can I use a Freeview box if there is no SCART connector on my TV?

Can I use a Freeview box if there is no SCART connector on my TV?

Can I use a Freeview box if there is no SCART connector on my T
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Very few of the current Freeview boxes have both SCART and UHF outputs, but you will have to check.

This is done mainly to keep the costs down, but it saves any possible interference from the box itself with the incoming Freeview signals.

So with the a few boxes - often PVRs - you can watch (and record) Freeview channels via a UHF channel.

However, the best possible picture quality is obtained using the "RGB" output on the SCART connector, so if you switch the box to a new TV at some point, you should use the SCART then.



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Wednesday, 18 January 2012
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jb38
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5:20 PM

g wilson: Thanks for the update as I was wondering how you got on. Well now you have found that your BT vision box works perfectly OK via the HDMI connection to your TV then it would certainly appear that you have been unlucky for the second time with one of these boxes, as although I am aware from the past that quite a number of people using these boxes experienced what's commonly known as "HDMI handshake" problems when attempting to couple the box into a TV, but to my knowledge this problem had been rectified, that said though, the fact of you previously having stated that the box in question had been a replacement for another with a fault now makes me a bit suspicious as to whether or not the one you were given is one of the older versions that may have been kicking about in some store room, hence having missed out on the frequently transmitted "over air" software updates, or of course on the other hand its just another duffer for other technical reasons.

Anyway, you have given it your best!


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Sunday, 22 January 2012
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LynnM
5:31 AM

I have an elderly but still good Toshiba TV which does not have a Scart socket and I have just bought a Humax PVR-9150T. Is it possible to connect the two and, if so, what cable/s will I need to get and what goes where? Yes, I know I should have checked first but I had just set up the same model PVR for my elderly friend and was so impressed that I got carried away!! :o(
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!!

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jb38
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7:48 AM

If your Toshiba has a video / audio "input" using phono sockets on the rear, these coloured 1 - yellow and the other white or red, then you could use a adaptor lead with a scart socket on one end and the phono plugs on the other, (Pound shops usually sell these) then that would solve the problem, other than that the only way of achieving what you require is to purchase a separate RF modulator such as seen on the link.


Programmable Universal Modulator : Video Switches : Maplin Electronics


The reason I highlighted input is just in case they are output, although "if" input your TV's remote control will have an A/V button on it.

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jb38
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7:54 AM

LynnM: The first part of my reply got missed out for some reason, it was really saying that this model of Humax in common with quite a few other devices, does not have an RF modulator which would have enabled you to sent the PVR-9150's signal via the aerial lead into the Toshiba.

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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Michael
9:16 AM
Letchworth Garden City

I have a Philips TV Model No14PV202/07 and am trying to tune it in to receive Freeview through a box via a scart cable.
What frequency do I have to tune a channel into to get a reception on a manual search.(will not find anything on an auto matic search)

( Freeview box works on other TV's in the house)

Postcode is SG6 2JR

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Dave Lindsay
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10:15 AM

Michael: What frequencies (UHF channels) the box needs tuning to depends on the transmitter to which the aerial faces. If it is the same transmitter, then there is no retuning to be done.

If it is connected to a different aerial on a different transmitter, then you can find the channels used by transmitters that serve your area by clicking the Digital UK Tradeview link next to your posting.

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jb38
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9:19 PM

Michael: If the box referred to works OK when connected to other TV's in the house then you do NOT require to re-tune it again after having been used on these other TV's as the channels will already be retained in the boxes memory.

The other point being, that if you have the box coupled into the Philips TV via a scart lead then you simply press the "AV" button on the TV's remote control to switch the TV over from its internal analogue tuner to its scart socket input.

Also bear in mind, that as you are located at only 11 miles away from the Sandy (Anglia) transmitter any aerial being used should not have any form of amplification on it or you will over load the boxes tuner thereby blocking reception.

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Saturday, 7 April 2012
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maggie reavill
1:49 PM

my elderly parents just bought a new tv with built in freeview. tried to connect their old vcr recorder and although it plays back it doesnt play back recordings at the moment stating no signal or cable connection.
they are in oxford area which is digital now.
so not sure how this can be fixed?
any help would be appreciated

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Dave Lindsay
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3:12 PM

maggie reavill: If this is an analogue only VCR (i.e. it could only receive analogue broadcasts when they were available) then the only way to record digital is to use a box. However, whilst it is possible, it will mean that in order to record something the digital box will have to be set to the correct channel *and* the VCR will have to be set to record from the input that the box is connected to, e.g. the scart "AV2" or whatever it's called.

Where it is not necessary to have removable media, then a hard drive recorder would seem the best way to go.

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jb38
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4:21 PM

maggie reavill: Just purely as an example, the item seen on the link is an excellent "easy to use" hard drive based device, generally referred to as a PVR (personal video recorder) and to be quite honest about it are much easier to operate than the average VCR as recording times are never required to be entered, as you just look at the the list of programmes in the guide and click on the one you wish to record, it immediately being underlined in red and that's that, no need to do anything else except possibly to select a few more programmes for recording.

Just in case the link doesn't work its Argos item No 532/2628

Buy Hitachi Digital TV Recorder - 320GB at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Digital TV recorders.


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