Post by John Ashby
Need to get a new cable to link an old pvr to an old tv. Got
confused by the descriptions. Do I need one that's male at both ends
or male and female?
Aerial -------M PVR F-------M TV.
Hope that makes sense.
Assuming you mean aerial lead, yes. If either VCR or TV are old enough
that they don't have anything other than aerial, that is; otherwise I'd
use SCART (the squarish one with 21 pins including the frame) or phono
(usually yellow for video, and red and white-or-black for audio); if one
has SCART and one phono, you can get leads with one on one end and the
other on the other, or adapters (remember to check directionality of the
adapter if it doesn't have a switch). In theory, these will give better
quality - though you probably wouldn't actually perceive the difference
in the picture (you will get stereo sound, though, if of course the VCR
If you do have to use aerial, then john is right - you need female (VCR)
to male (TV); I've noticed a lot of "TV extension lead"s these days are
male-to-male, but come with a back-to-back female adapter you can put on
one end if needed (as it would be).
Of course, you don't have any need to connect the aerial to either, as
neither will have a FreeView receiver built in (unless the VCR is the
one obscure make that did [I forget the name of the make - I think it
was something like EyePal. They went bust, anyway]).
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