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Sony DVD recorder and Cablecom HD box...

OK, I realize that it is not possible to record digital channels from a Cablecom box using a Sony DVD recorder. However, when I set up the Sony recorder, on the channel search on a subset of the analog channels get recognized. This puzzles me, since I can see about three times as many analog channels as is recognized by the Sony recorder.

Anybody know what the problem is? The Sony helpline is not helpful. Thanks...
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Re: Sony DVD recorder and Cablecom HD box...

I'd guess the DVD recorder has an analogue tuner and sees "what's left" whereas the cablecom box is digital and sees "the future".

You actually should be able to record over scart to the DVD-R. Of course timer won't work effectively....
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I'd guess the DVD recorder has an analogue tuner and sees "what's left" whereas the cablecom box is digital and sees "the future".

You actually should be able to record over scart to the DVD-R. Of course timer won't work effectively....
Thanks. They told me that over SCART I can record the current digital program I am watching. Well, that doesn't really help me, because I want to record programs when I am not around. What bothers me is that the analog channels are not complete...
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Thanks. They told me that over SCART I can record the current digital program I am watching. Well, that doesn't really help me, because I want to record programs when I am not around. What bothers me is that the analog channels are not complete...

So.. leave your cablecom box on while you are out?

How do you know that the analog channels are not complete? Do you see more channels directly from your TV?
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So.. leave your cablecom box on while you are out?

How do you know that the analog channels are not complete? Do you see more channels directly from your TV?
Yes, I see three times more channels directly on my TV than the GUIDE Sony utility for recording displays. Cablecom box always on.
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Re: Sony DVD recorder and Cablecom HD box...

so if you leave your cablecom box on all the time, why can't you record programmes when you are out? Doesn't the box have a feature that lets you "reserve" the programme you want to watch, so that it will change to the channel you want to record when the show starts?

Anyway, in the old days when I was still watching analog TV, I remember that some TVs have some different frequency groups or whateve it is called. Sorry I can't remember very well anymore, but some channels were on high frequency and others were on ultra high frequency and so on.
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so if you leave your cablecom box on all the time, why can't you record programmes when you are out? Doesn't the box have a feature that lets you "reserve" the programme you want to watch, so that it will change to the channel you want to record when the show starts?

Anyway, in the old days when I was still watching analog TV, I remember that some TVs have some different frequency groups or whateve it is called. Sorry I can't remember very well anymore, but some channels were on high frequency and others were on ultra high frequency and so on.
I can only record the current digital channel when I am out. I want to be able to record the analog channels. I can record them, but only a subset. My problem is that I do not have in the GUIDE list the full list of analog channels, but only a subset. When I initiate the setup with the channel search, it does not find all of the analog channels.
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