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Samsung UE22D5000: Can't Record Feeview With DVD When TV Off

How can I use my DVD recorder to record from the built in TV freeview, without losing freeview signal when the TV is switched off?

If I want to timer record several programs the TV has to be left on for the duration, or the screen is blank on playback.

Connections
Aerial cable>DVD
DVD>Aerial patch cable>TV
DVD>Scart>TV

TV: Samsung UE22D5000
DVD: LG RH277H

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This one is easy.

And it's the same way with older gear that had to be on to work. You would need an external freeview "box" or "thing".
Bob

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Samsung UE22D5000: Can't Record Feeview With DVD When TV Off

I bought this TV after going through a succession of freeview boxes which caused the signal to break up so badly, that programs became unwatchable. I was going to build a HTPC but decided to get a freeview TV instead, knowing users need to record programs with the TV switched off why didn't Samsung provide that option?

I just need a way to kill the TV picture while I record, I have yet to find a freeview box worth buying so I'm back to square 1. In the meantime I'll have to leave my TV on all day when I go out, not very green.

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Let's try simple.

"It's a TV." Something folk turn on to watch.

I had a similar need (try to be green) and for the 2 hours the only way I found to cut power was to set the brightness to as low as it could go.

As to your freeview boxes I wonder if there is some internet solution. http://www.freeview.co.uk/Resolutions/Can-I-watch-Freeview-on-my-computer

Hmm, so this is just some OTA HD?
Bob

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Solved!

A Samsung technician visited & confirmed that recording Freeview is not possible with TV off. However I discovered the picture can be switched off by going: Menu>Plug & Play>Eco Solution>Energy Saving>Picture Off.

I will have to build a HTPC after all, for flexibility. Cool

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