I've just bought my first LCD TV, and an HDMI-equipped DVD-HDD recorder to go with it. The TV is a Sony KDL32-V2500, the recorder is a Panasonic DMR-EX85. I also have a Sky Plus box. I have connected them to the TV as follows:
Sky Plus box to AV1, via SCART:
Panasonic to AV2 via SCART, and to AV4 via HDMI.
The TV & DVD don't quite interract as I'd expected them to. This what I expected would happen.
TV to switch automatically to AV1 when I switch on the Sky box. It does that, so fine, no problem.
TV to switch automatically to either Av2 or AV4 when I switch on the DVD.
But it didn't do either of those when I switched on the DVD. Initiallly, the TV didn't auto-switch at all when the DVD wa switched on. It was only when I gave it command such as Direct Navigator or the Functions menu that it auto-switched the TV. And here's the weird bit, it switched to AV1, not AV2 or AV4. I could only get the DVD to play through AV2 and AV4 by selecting them on the TV remote. I tried disconnecting the DVD's SCART lead from the AV2 input - thinking that would make it auto-select AV4 via the HDI, and it still auto-switched to AV1! How can that happen when the Sky box is connected to the AV1 input?
What I would really like to do is have the TV auto-switch to AV1 (SCART) for the Sky box (which it does), auto-switch to AV4 (HDMI) for the DVD, and dispense with the SCART connection to AV2 altogether.
Can any one tell me what I am doing wrong. Are there connections I need to make (or unmake), and menu settings I need to apply to the DVD and/or the TV to make this work?
I more or less understand the manual instructions for the TV, but the DVD's user manual might as well be in Latin for all the sense I can make of it.
Help, please, guys!