I originally posted this on the review thread - reposting and hoping for some help.
So far, I’m really pleased - it works great, records high quality, timer is good, and it gets a lot of use because I’m using it to capture all my old VHS tapes (PAL & NTSC).
But, I’ve found a new problem.
I have it wired direct to the TV signal and to AV2 (in) via the cable box so by selecting TV or AV2 I can record either scrambled or regular channels. I have the TV connected in the same way so I can watch either by switching the TV Video selector - so far so good.
Now, I plug my VCR line out into AV1 (front) and I get a high pitched whine on the recording, unplugging the RCA cables one at a time I found a heavy ‘thump’ and humming through the speakers. I’m guessing I have a ground loop somehow but the 5045 does not have a grounding cable.
Anyone got any ideas on removing this (I assume) 60Hz grounding hum?