I connect my PS3 to the DVD recorder (the cable with the yellow, white, red fitting) and then I connect the DVD recorder to the TV (via scart), but there's lag.... I want to play this game while I record but there's lag and this game requires precision timing.
Have a wasted 200 quid on this DVD recorder?
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How do I record an AV channel? What cables do I need?
To avoid any lag I need to find a way to record directly from the TV.
Last edited by xtube; 12th Apr 2010 at 06:48.
You can usually get away with a y adapter for the three signals. Split the output from the PS3 and run cables directly to the DVD recorder and the TV.
Last edited by jagabo; 12th Apr 2010 at 09:49.
2 yellow fittings at the back, how will this work? Do I plug the ps3 cable into the back of this?
Do I cannect this thing to my tv and then connect both ps3 and dvd recorder into the back of it?
As I understand it, the PS3 has a proprietary AV output. The cable for that output has male RCA connections at the end. I assume you currently plug those into your TV. To use the above adapter (you need three, one for each signal: red, white, yellow) you would plug the male end of the adapter into the TV. Plug the PS3 cable into one of the female connections on the adapter. Use a standard male/male RCA cable between the adapter and the DVD recorder's inputs.
That diagram only shows the y adapter for the yellow (composite video) signal. You need two more for the red and white audio signals.
Just tried it, doesn't work. It doesn't even record a picture. Any other ideas? There's horrid lag if I do it the normal way, I'd say about a 5 second delay when I push a button on the controller.
Huh? I don't see how the above diagram would work. Here's what will:
You need to split the video/audio signals coming from the PS3 using a splitter for each connection (yellow, white, red). One split will go to the inputs of the DVD recorder while the other split will go directly to the inputs of the TV. With this setup you will be able to directly monitor your PS3 play on the TV, but there will be no monitoring of the DVD recorder so you will have to blindly press record on it. Be sure the DVD recorder is set to record the proper input. When you're done playing, stop on the DVD recorder, disconnect all of the cables, and connect the DVD recorder output directly to your TV input so that you can check the recording.
If you have two video/audio inputs on your TV, you can connect one PS3 split to the TV's input 1, the other PS3 split will go to the input of the DVD recorder, and then the output of the DVD recorder will go to your TV's input 2. This way, you can monitor PS3 game play on the TV's input 1 and then switch over to input 2 to check your recording without having to disconnect anything.
Last edited by RowMan; 17th Apr 2010 at 14:00.
Hmmm... I've never tried it that way (having a single splitter used for both an input AND output. I'd still recommend giving my setup a shot. It splits the output only of the PS3 and connects to the TV and DVD recorder directly. It has definitely worked for me in the past on a PS2.
Last edited by RowMan; 18th Apr 2010 at 00:51.
Of course, he needs three splitters, one for the yellow video, one for the red audio, and one for the white audio. I only showed one in the diagram so it wouldn't be too crowded. The diagram is essentially identical to what you're suggesting but uses fewer cables:
Again, I'm only showing one adapter and the video routing; he needs three adapters for the three signals.
I don't have a PS3 so you can take my statement with a grain of salt if you wish, but with other video devices I have not had luck splitting the VIDEO signal. The audio signals split OK but when I've tried splitting the video signal it darkens the picture to a unacceptable level. I guess it won't hurt to try, and going this method should certainly stop your lag problem, it's just I'm not sure how well the video will split.
Generally for splitting the video one would need a video amplifier/splitter, which are more expensive than a simple passive splitter.
Yes, if the simple splitter is unacceptable then a distribution amp will be required.
Yeah, jagabo. That new diagram is what I had in my head. Hopefully a distribution amp won't be needed.
I assume, that you get the delay, because you see the output of the dvd recorder (processing delay). You should�nt get a delay when the ps3 is connected to the TV. Your TV should allow recording a selectable input source or at least the active display source on a preferred scart connector (depending on your TV). Connect your Recorder with scart to this prefered scart connector (other scart may support playback only)
All of my european TV sets for the last 15 years support recording on one or more scarts. The setup of the modern tv allows the setup of the source signal that the recorder scart gets. (tuner, scart2, composite etc..), older sets always connect the active displayed source. Does your recorder have some in/out selector ?
used this for the last 15 years to record a sat receiver signal onto a vcr/dvd both connected with scart
to phillips, panasonic tv. Never used the vcr connector from the sat receiver
I only use y cablings as the last option if others fail.
I bought the wrong adapter. I've given up anyway, I now realize that DVD recorders are crap. Shocking but the technology doesn't seeem to be advance enough.
I'll record gameplay with my cam.
Btw I wasn't too bothered about the sound. I bought this: http://www.google.co.uk/products?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:eek:fficial&ch...ed=0CBsQzAMwAg
This aint so bad though. My upstairs tv has a DVI to HDMI slot, picture but no sound, but I've managed to get the sound through my Hi Fi
Looks like it does work after all. Yep, I set it up wrong the first time. Switching between AVs, it's really confusing at times. So it works.