Samsung tv, samsung dvd recorder, digibox & sky box

I have a sky+ hd box, a samsung dvd recorder BD-HDD combo, a samsung tv UE40h6700st and a technomate tm-7102hd.The technomate is linked to a hotbird dish & the sky+ box to astra
I have linked all 3 with hdmi cables to the tv and all work ok. What I want to do is take what's recorded off the 2 boxes onto the hdd on the dvd recorder. There's no scart on the recorder just an ant in, ant out, a lan & 2 usbs. Has anyone any suggestions please - info on sky suggests scart to scart but there isn't 1........thanks

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Here that won't work.

No consumer product here allows recording from HDMI sources. Maybe that's your issue too.

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Sorry forgot to add

that the dvd recorder has an hdmi of course

I really would appreciate some advice - thanks

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Sorry but I can't find the model number of the dvd recorder.

But if it's like all the others, no HD or HDMI recording.

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So it's like my HDD recorder.

Another model but it only records from certain sources. You wrote "I have linked all 3 with hdmi cables to the tv and all work ok." so there it is. No HDMI recording. You notice it has antenna and freeview is essentially so well discussed that you would have to get well, all this is to get around all the blocks in place to stop you recording HD.

So as it stands, it seems to be working as designed and stopping you in your tracks.

If you want to research HDMI RECORDING, try those 2 words on a search.

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HDMI is not really the priority

Any quality recording would be better than none......

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Since the boxes I see only output HDMI

I'm unsure of exact models but it looks like HDMI RECORDERS are what you really wanted. By now you know the industry does not want consumers to have such things.

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I can think of a rude word!

I bought this box without a 2nd thought as it was the same brand as the tv - and both support wireless internet - I even naively thought they'd link in together and maybe the tv would be able to wireless access the recorder - how stupid can you get.......does anyone have any experience of dazzle type equipment that maybe I could use instead?? .................

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Before you look at Dazzle.

We need to sort out what signals we have to record. That is, the Sky box I know of is HDMI only so your run of the mill Dazzle is dead. Even the only PC card under 100 at only did 1080i. 1080p HDMI capture is a minefield so at least I've put that out there.

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How about an hdmi splitter?

I've only got a laptop now so no room for a card....

How about something like this that I could put behind the sky+hd box & run 1 line to the tv and the other to the recorder???


In all honesty tho I'd prefer it - the hd quality is not 100% essential - it's to record/transfer from the Technomate hd box (hotbird) to the recorder as well as the sky+ (astra) box -

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How will that help?

That just adds HDMI switches and such and no HDMI recording in sight.

Let's take it from the top. I'd post in the CNET Home Audio forum at
And tell exactly which Skybox you have and what you want to do.

Bear in mind that HD recording is explicitly locked down and done so on purpose. If it wasn't you would have folk recording everything and sharing movies they rented with abandon.

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Will do - thanks

If I replay a recorded sky+ prog on the tv and the same signal is split behind the sky+ box to the recorder which I set to record it should record?? As you can see I am a 100% newby at this type of thing - I can see your point about copying etc but BBC put educational progs on for schools at 0200 am etc and it's those I want - I can't take a sky box to classes.........what a pallava!

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