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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by eltan, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. eltan

    eltan Guest

    Hi all,

    Is it possible to modify an anlogue receiver in video player to a digital
    receiver?

    thanks
     
  2. No, unless "modify" meanse "replace almost entire unit" :)

    - Daniel
     
  3. Wayne Reid

    Wayne Reid Guest

    Eltan, what do you really want to do? Do you wish to recieve digital TV
    signals and record them from time to time just like you do today on a
    standard analog VCR?

    If so, you can just buy a simple SD Set Top Box and connect the composite
    video and the L+R stereo audeo outputs to the appropriate inputs of your
    VCR. Select Line 1 or 2 (whatever) on the VCR and voila! You will be
    receiving signals from the STB.

    But why would you do this? Is your analog signal crap? Do you expect a VCR
    to record the digital signal with DVD quality?

    I think the recorded quality will be a little better than a clean strong
    analog signal - basically a more stable and cleaner picture. Not likely to
    be worth the cost of the STB though. And if your VCR is a mono unit then you
    will not be able to record in stereo.

    Buy the STB to use primarily for watching TV. You can still record from it
    as well.

    If you have a poor signal you may find that you'll need to deal with that by
    fixing your antenna or getting a better one.

    If your VCR is crappy, consider buying (in order of goodness) a topfield HDD
    recorder with dual intenal digital tuners (a bit over a gorilla), a Wintal
    HDD recorder with a single digital tuner ($400), a hi-fi stereo VCR (under
    $150).

    Pioneer and others also make good suff.

    WR
     
  4. eltan

    eltan Guest

    Thanks all who reply.
     
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