Thanks for the answers guys. A lot of people say the panny manuals are poor and it has only been with this timer recording that i would have to agree because i could not find anything about being able to timer rec from AVI imputs. Anyway is is good to know it is possible now.
With the RF in, that would then be able to tune in a vido/audio signal then, kinda like a VCR used to? I remember the old days when you had to tune in the TV to the video signal. I think it was something like channel 28 in my region.
Ok so i knew it may be poor quality doing composite to RF conversion but if that is an option too that could be a way to hook something up to it that was not all that critical. Remember, i can happily watch a good condition VHS on a CRT
but i have never seen what composite to RF looks like. I guess i would need a composite to RF converter box that outputs on a channel in the range of the PAL tuner specs.
Anyway i have the XW480 to still arrive first before i get another one.
You sound like you have a good set up Digado.
IN 2 is connected through a switch to a Magnavox 515
Can you explain this 'switch' bit?
CHURCH AV GUY
I too thought it was for output only, but it is listed as an input. When I hook anything to it though, all I get is a B&W grainy picture.
I have read about this B&W issue somewhere. I think i know what the problem/fix is. I either read it on wikapedias scart section or it was on another site about converting composite to s-video. in some instances passive conversion does not work and you need a active convertor. i read that on www.svideo.com
and the B&W issue was mentioned i think. Also i read somewhere about 1 of the scarts being RGB on the panny and the other one not. i must find this info out as i want to know myself too.
Ok just found in DMR-EH50 manual under the AV2 SCART connector in the drawing it says 'Decoder/EXT'
someone on here must know what that means? I guess you got to go throug a decoder thing before connecting. Why?See page 15 & 55 of EH50 NZ manual
. It may help. Appantly there is a setting to set the AV2 scart to RGB in. Maybe that fixes the B&W issue?
Looks like theres some answers on the scart wikapedia page too.