menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Help!



Click to see updates

My video doesn't work with my digital TV box, help!

My video doesn't work with my digital TV box, help!

My video doesn't work with my digital TV box, help!
published on UK Free TV

Usually it is only necessary to use two SCART cables to connect a TV and video to a Freeview box or Digibox :

Use one to connect the TV connector on the Freeview/Digibox to the first SCART socket on the TV (labelled RGB) Use the other to connect the Video connector on the Freeview/Digibox box to the Video. If the video has two SCART sockets, use the one labelled "IN/OUT"

Once this is done you can:

1. Watch videos by pressing PLAY on the video; the digital TV box will pass the signal though to the TV for you.

2. Record from the current digital TV channel on a "line input" (often L1 or some such) onto the video player.

If you add any extra cables the TV, Video and digital TV box will behave in an unpredictable way.

All questions
In this section
Are all Widescreen TVs digital?1
If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is2
What connections are used from set top box to TV (such as SCART) ?3
Can I use a Freeview box if there is no SCART connector on my TV?4
My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?5
Why has my widescreen TV just made everyone look fat?6

Saturday, 29 October 2011
D Smith
4:50 PM

I have a digital TV, a freesat box and an analogue DVD recorder plus set top box.

I can record channels 1-5 on the DVD recorder but don't know how to record from the Freeview channels

link to this comment
D Smith's 1 post GB
Monday, 31 October 2011

8:48 AM

D Smith: Yes, that is correct, you don't have a digital tuner in your DVD recorder.

You will either need to change the DVD recorder for one with a Freeview tuner, or connect the DVD recorder to the Freesat box's "VCR SCART" and record from it that way.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
9:37 AM

I have a panaxonic Tv & dvd player and an Icecrypt freeview box.
I have put a scart leade from the box to the tv and have put a scart lead from the dvd to the freeview box but I cant see the dvd when I turn tit on and press play - any ideas?

link to this comment
Renata's 1 post GB

11:19 AM

Renata: Put the Freeview box into stand-by mode.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
10:28 AM

I have a digital TV and an Evesham Digital Recorder which worked perfectly from 2006 - good reception.

That is until Sept last. I retuned successfully and received all channels. However now each time I turn off I lose ITV, ITV+1, Channel 4, Channel 4+1,and Channel 5.

If I know I wish to watch any of the above channels I do an automatic channel scan. This works, but is rather a pain to do each time.

Any ideas?

link to this comment
Ann's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

11:29 AM

Ann: Can you post the full model number of this Evesham mechine?

Some older models can't remember as many channels as exist today, and hence forget them when they're switched off.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Hazel Jackson
10:32 AM

Dave Lindsay: I have a V+ box (2 scarts),an older Sony TV (3 Scarts no HD) and have just bought a new Panasonic DVD/VHS/Freeview+ box (DMR-EX99)(2 scarts) to replace my VHS box and DVD players.

How do I configure the various SCARTS together to a) copy VHS tapes onto DVD b)record from V+ live progammes onto my Panasonic box and DVDs and c) set up Freeview tv.

(We are thinking of giving up Virgin tv but want to try out Freeview first. There is nowhere near enough capacity on the V+ box for the shows I want to record plus because the V+ box does not distinguish between shows you end with 5 copies of a single episode if the channel runs it several times and the V+ HD soon fills up that way.)

Are there any settings I need to watch out for on the Panasonic box - the user guide is impenetrable?.

link to this comment
Hazel Jackson's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
1:54 PM

I have bought a tv with freeview incorporated into it but my dvd/video player doesn't have freeview. Is it possible to attach a digibox to the dvd/video player to get the freeview channels and will I be able to record them?

link to this comment
Annie's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 25 July 2012

1:32 PM

Annie: It is possible, but it would be much easier to get a Freeview+ box - the built in hard drive is a much straightforward way to record TV shows to watch later.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Select more comments
Page 1

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.

Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.