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Alba ALDTR160 160GB Digital TV Recorder.

This Alba Digital Television Recorder with 160GB hard drive allows you to record television programmes directly on to the hard drive without the need for tapes or DVDs. Digital TV features: Digitally interactive. Digital text. Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available. Auto setup. Now and next programme guide. 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG). Recording features: Twin tuner. 160GB hard drive. Record 2 channels at the same time. Series record. Pause live TV. Connectivity: 2 SCART sockets. Additional information: Size H5.6, W36, D28.1cm. Weight 3400g.
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Does it have audio output sockets?
Does the box have phono (RCA) audio output sockets? I need to be able to connect a wireless headphone system for someone that's hard of hearing.
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first answer posted to this question is not true-receiver DOES have RCA phono audio output sockets for connection to amplifier
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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No RCA terminals, only 2 SCARTs. Two possible workarounds:
(1) Use a SCART/RCA adapter - you can get ones with a switch to enable either line input or line output - you want output.
(2) Connect the headphone base unit to the TV instead, using either SCART/RCA adapter as above, or a headphone-jack-to-twin-RCA cable (one of which probably came with the wireless headphones anyway) if the telly has a headphone socket.
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acoustionicus
Location: Clackmannanshire
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does it have hdmi
just wanted to know cos its not in specs section
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toey
Location: liverpool
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No, it does not have a HDMI interface, this lets this unit down
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DonM
Location: Derbyshire
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No, there are only scart sockets.
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Paul
Location: North Somerset
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does this work better with a HMDI cable?
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contrary
Location: Blackpool
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this product does NOT have an HDMI output .The website page for this product mistakenly suggests that you may wish to also purchase a Belkin HDMI cable for use with the recorder(see "How about" inset picture).This is technically misleading and should not be on that webpage.The recorder is connected to a TV or auxilary device via SCART CABLES only. I should know because I have recently purchased recorder
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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No, it does not have an HDMI socket, only 2 SCARTs, one of which can be an AUX input.
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acoustionicus
Location: Clackmannanshire
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Will this item send HD programmes to my TV?
I have a HD compatible TV - will it make my TV HD? ie Send HD programmes to my TV, if they are broadcast in HD ?
Thanks...
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Stevie
Location: Durham
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No
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Dave
Location: Tottenham
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NO
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David
Location: CHELTENHAM
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Will the handset control the T.V. volume
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Patsy
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yes, as long as the box is on
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linda
Location: west midlands
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Yes the remote has a volume control
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stuart
Location: Leeds
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does this recorder have hdmi conectivity
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sparticus
Location: wvx 2dx
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Thank you for using Argo Q&A.

Sorry, this recorder does not have the hdmi connectivity.
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Argos helper 25
Location: Acton
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Hi,
I am sorry to say this item does not have HDMI connectivity only scart connections.
Thanks for your question.
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Location: Argos
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can it be connected to a dvd player
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paul
Location: uk
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Hi,
thank you for your question.
I can confirm that this item can be connected to a DVD player via SCART cable.

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Argos Helper 24
Location: Argos
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it can be by connecting dvd player to auxilary input of recorder by means of a scart cable .DVD player can then be viewed via recorder by selecting AUX on remote control.You can then toggle between DVD and freeview tv picture by selecting AUX on remote control.I have one of these recorders so know this works
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technicalman
Location: Sussex
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where can i get replacement instructions for this machine?
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smiff
Location: birmingham
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have checked and we can email a spare copy of the instructions if you call in on the customer service line or go into store.

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Argos Helpers
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If you google search the internet, there is a downloadable PDF version of the written manual.
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Pete
Location: Surrey
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will it record subtitles on programmes
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big bob
Location: ch664un
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It does record subtitles even if not showing when watching the recording when it is on at the time. The box records them and can be turned on when watching later one. Just tried it
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Daniel
Location: Oxfordshire
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Yes it does record subtitles if you have them switched on whilst your recording but I don't know if you can turn them on after you've recorded a program
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Tazz
Location: Kent
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Will this pick up Sky if I have subscription
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Traz
Location: Cheshire
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You need to have a Sky dish and box to get all of the Sky channels.
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Janet
Location: Midlothian
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No. Freeview only
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Location: Middx
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