I have a digital TV and have just bought a DVD / VHS combi recorder. Is there a way of recording with the TV in standby mode or do I have to leave the TV on? Can't find instructions for this in the manual.
Not always so JohnnyR you can record via the tv tuner and if the dvd recorder does not have a digital tuner would be the only way to do it.Rd9 are you saying your recorder has no digital tuner if so then I believe some tv's got round the having to be on method but you' would need to find it in the manual
you use whichever Scart outputs audio and video.you can even pass through from one play back device to another that way depending on your tv. Mines will do that on 2out of 3 scarts with aone only outputing monitor ie whats on screeen and the other selectable
tell us which VHS/DVD you've got - we'll help you tell whether it has freeview. the common saying "record from the TV" is nearly never that. since the earleist days of video recorders they've always had their own tuner, so can record when TV is off or a different channel from the one being watched. If you don't have digital (Freeview) on the DVD/VHS, then you can for about £18, get a freeview box and scart lead from Tesco that will allow the DVD to record freeview without tv (assume already has freeview)on.