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Hi all - there was much excitement in our house today as our Swisscom TV box arrived. We have subscribed to TV 2.0 lite, which does not have a recording function. However, we have brought a Humax PVR from home - and I can't figure out how to connect it all up. At the moment, I have the TV box connected to the internet box via ethernet, and I connected the PVR too - but the PVR can't find the channels. Can anyone point me in the right direction???
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Re: Tech help needed

its been a fair few years since I piggy backed a pvr from a sat/cable box but in those days you would scart out on the cable box to scart in on the pvr..then pvr to tv..
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Re: Tech help needed

No start inputs or outputs I'm afraid. The only way I can see to connect pvr to TV box is usb, and I didn't think that would help?
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Re: Tech help needed

but there is a coax? Coax from cable box to pvr then pvr to tv
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I will have a look tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas.
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Re: Tech help needed

Take photos of the backs (inputs and outputs) of both appliances and attach them to your next post.


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Hi all - there was much excitement in our house today as our Swisscom TV box arrived. We have subscribed to TV 2.0 lite, which does not have a recording function. However, we have brought a Humax PVR from home - and I can't figure out how to connect it all up. At the moment, I have the TV box connected to the internet box via ethernet, and I connected the PVR too - but the PVR can't find the channels. Can anyone point me in the right direction???
Just one thing, I've thought of - but am not tech enough to know if it's right - but is your video recorder analogue or digital, for tuning TV channels?

If it's analogue, it MAY not be able to recognise the digital signal from the Swisscom box ..... but I am only offering this as a possibility, without knowing if it is correct.
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Re: Tech help needed

I guess you are going to have a problem because the output from the Swisscom TV 2 box is HDMI only. You are going to need a Video Recorder with an HDMI Input. This is a bit old, but may explain why you are having difficulties: http://www.cnet.com/news/why-dont-vi...k-the-editors/
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Re: Tech help needed

have you tried the Apps on your devices? Maybe they fill the gap for you and you don't need a second box.

if recording was important for me, I'd go for a sub that has the function.
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have you tried the Apps on your devices? Maybe they fill the gap for you and you don't need a second box.

if recording was important for me, I'd go for a sub that has the function.
If you have a Smart TV, then Zattoo is one of the available apps. - although it can be a bit slow and glitchy ..... I prefer to use the IOS or Android app. and cast to a Chromecast connected to a TV HDMI port.

The free version of Zattoo allows 20 recordings and holds them for 20 days - picture quality may be lacking on a big screen TV, though.

A paid sub. of 65 p.a. (lesser time period and price also available) will allow 250 recordings and these remain indefinitely, for as long as your sub. is active - and gives better picture quality.

You can also use catch up, to view missed programmes (so not always necessary to record) and retrospectively record a programme, both up to seven days in the past (paid sub. only).

'Recordings' are held on their central server and can be accessed via the app. (also from a laptop or PC - one account fits all). This is good so you don't have to worry about tapes, disks, or drive space, but not so good if you want a hard copy to archive.
But just for missed programmes to view later, it's probably your best option, if the video is non-starter.

65 chufs for a sub. and about the same for a Chromecast (or other similar dongle).


http://zattoo.com/ch/en/
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Re: Tech help needed

Thanks for ideas, all. So - just to clarify - yes, we have a Smart TV and the PVR is digital. At home, the PVR was tuned into all the channels available (free to air) and we used to watch the TV (live or recorded) through it.

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Re: Tech help needed

So, at the moment, the TV box is connected to the TV by HDMI and to the router by wifi. The PVR is connected to the TV by HDMI. I tried connecting to the router by ethernet but that didn't seem to do anything. I'm gathering it is not possible to tune the PVR into the channels here as we did back home??
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Re: Tech help needed

It won't work, and an HDMI recorder is very expensive and still won't be able to select channels.

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Thanks for ideas, all. So - just to clarify - yes, we have a Smart TV and the PVR is digital. At home, the PVR was tuned into all the channels available (free to air) and we used to watch the TV (live or recorded) through it.

Here is the back of the PVR:
That Humax is a DVB (unsure if DVB-T or/and DVB-C) decoder. Swisscom TV is IPTV. They are not compatible.
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Re: Tech help needed

just download the stuff you want as torrents.
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Re: Tech help needed

There is a copyright protection from Swisscom films etc. Hence you can forget trying to record
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Hi all - there was much excitement in our house today as our Swisscom TV box arrived. We have subscribed to TV 2.0 lite, which does not have a recording function. However, we have brought a Humax PVR from home - and I can't figure out how to connect it all up. At the moment, I have the TV box connected to the internet box via ethernet, and I connected the PVR too - but the PVR can't find the channels. Can anyone point me in the right direction???
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it's actually part of the HDMI specification
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Re: Tech help needed

Better you change to Vivo XS with recording funktion. Whats 20 franks a month more!
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Re: Tech help needed

I think the only option you have to record is by connecting the video to the TV using the coaxial cable, but would only be able to record what was currently on the TV screen.

Do you have coaxial cable wall sockets? If yes, it may be worth connecting a coaxial cable between that and the video recorder.
If you're in an apartment, basic cable may be available as part of your rent/costs ....... but you've probably already checked all this.
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