Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 December 2010, 16:33   #1
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
Digital terrestrial DVD recorders

Seeing as you guys in the big wide world are slightly ahead of us in the Channel Islands, you may have the answer to my following query.

We've just gone digital here. No more analogue grainy/fuzzy telly, but now some 30 or so pixelated channels instead (or 8 times more rubbish than we used to receive IMO).

Naturally all our modern sets have got digi tuners built in, but the old DVD player/recorder doesn't but of course still plays DVD's just fine. We're set up for watching the DVD player (and Freesat) on the other TV's around the house with magic eye control and this obviously relies on the RF output from the back of the said boxes in the lounge being connected to the TV amp in the loft to which all satelite telly's are also connected. Now the problem therein, is that the DVD sends out analogue signals yet all the telly's are now switched over for digital reception. Without fiddling about in menu's to change settings every time we want to watch a DVD the solution I see is to buy a modern digital DVD recorder/player that outputs the video signal in a digital format from its RF output - does anyone manufacture such a beast? Saying this another way, can you get a normal co-axial output on a DVD player/recorder to transmit in digital not analogue?

Any thoughts oh wise ones?
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 December 2010, 17:47   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
Hdmi...
__________________

__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 December 2010, 09:00   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
HDMI is all very well, but that is a proprietary cable to connect 1 DVD player into 1 TV located fairly close to each other. It won't help get the signal around the house to other digital TV's unfortunately. It seems odd that everything is now digital yet we still have analogue output via the RF socket.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 December 2010, 13:51   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
You could run the analog video from the DVD to the amp and feed it in through a Video to HDMI converter? Possibly defeating the object of the exercise (quality images) I admit
__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 December 2010, 13:53   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
Linky

You would need to rewire I guess.
__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 December 2010, 15:56   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
Looks like no manufacturer has really thought about it yet. Spoke to the Sony (non)helpline earlier and their advice was to buy a DVD player for each telly that I might want to watch a DVD on! Currently it looks like HDMI would be the only option or wait until there are more wifi products.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 December 2010, 19:21   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
Given that you can buy a DVD player for about 20 kwid, that's not too bad an idea.
__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 December 2010, 12:46   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leeds
Boat name: Bam Bam
Make: Zodiac YL-380-DL
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard, petrol, 40
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 271
HDMI splitter/preamp http://www.hdcable.co.uk/hdmi/hdmi-d...hdmi-splitter/
__________________

__________________
Bam Bam!
Alias. Fat Cap-n-Whippet
Bam Bam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.