The DirecTV Receiver is plugged into the tv through the HDML port...(I'm not exactly sure those are the exact initials---I'm not at home right now) and then the DVD player is connected to the DirecTV receiver through the RCA (red, white and yellow) plugs.. I'm thinking that that DVD player needs to somehow be directly connected to the tv.. but I can't figure it out.
Connect the sat to the recorder with s-video or RCAs, preferably s-video. If using s-video you still need RCAs for audio. Then set the recorder on whatever input you used. Connect the DVD to the TV with the triple components, you'll still need RCAs for audio.
In your message you say that after I connect the Satellite to the Recorder with the S-video, I will still have to use the RCAs for audio... do I have to use all three connectors or just the red and white connectors?
You can only use progressive with an HDTV or EDTV. Explaining what it does would get a little involved. It will give you better picture quality if your TV is HD or ED. If you have an SDTV, it won't work.
Looking back you obviously have an HDTV. You don't say if the recorder has HDMI or if the TV has another HDMI input. If the recorder or TV don't have HDMI, set the DVD on progressive (480p) in the setup menus. If the recorder and TV have HDMI, it would probably be best to connect that way and change resolutions (480p, 720p, 1080i) until you find what looks best.
There are recorders with HDMI output. I have a 2004 Toshiba recorder with upconversion and HDMI. They've been around for awhile. There are no recorders that will record from HDMI, but they will output through it.
(My DVD recorder does NOT have an HDMI1 port) (My tv does have a second HDMI2 port)
Here is how everything is connected:
The HDTV is connected to HD DirecTV Receiver through the HDMI1 port.
The Satellitle cable is connected to the HD DirecTV Reciver in the "Satellite In" Port.
An S-Video cable is "out" on the DirecTV Receiver and "in" on the DVD Recorder... along with the red and white RCA audo cables.
RCA cables on DVD "out" to back of HDTV in the "AV2" port.
Movies will play on the "AV2" input... and the TV plays on the "HDMI1" input..
My problem is that I cannot get the TV to play through the DVD Recorder in order to record shows that are on TV... When I put on the "AV2" input, the tv will not play on that input... and when I select the "HDMI1" input, it does not acknowledge the DVD recorder.
Beaversbush , Sportsmans Paradise Great White North Post Number: 2988 Registered: Nov-06 Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 01:57 am:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You posted earlier, in another thread you've had other nicks and aren't a newbie here . What were your other nicks and and why are you hiding using this nick? Or is it because your just plain SICK ! Show me one sat related post by you. I can't find one. Your a trouble making troll , nothing else!
I just got DirecTV yesterday and the technician hooked everything up for me. Last night I decided to experiment to see if I could copy something to DVD. It was successful, but my only problem is that I can't just choose the channel I want....I just have to put in the input where it asks for the channel (hope this makes sense). So, if this is the case....how do I program my DVD recorder to record shows that are on two different channels (they are on at different times, but still on different channels)? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
David Massey: or anybody, Is there a HD DVD Recorder with hard drive on the market or any dvd recorder that will record direct tv channels with out doing it manually , I only see recorders going to 125 channels. I want to buy one so I can PROGRAM channels to be recorded at certain times THANKS DAN
There are no HD DVD recorders in the U.S. at this time, HD is high definition. I'd guess you're looking at a year or so before there are any and they probably won't have a HDD. Your satellite receiver should have timers that can be set for recording, I've never seen one that didn't.
I know this is a little off subject for this forum, but does anyone have advice on how to connect 4 TiVo's to my IP, using one ethernet cable hooked to a USB hub? How do I connect cat5e cable to a USB hub?
I've been dabbling in other things. Now that I want to network my TiVo's, I figured I might at least get a push in the right direction by posting my question here, and I was right. Thanks David. P.S. I lost the info for this forum and couldn't remember the name so I just googled David Massey and guess what came up? eCoustics.com
I saw your post there. The bad TYs were the value discs, the premiums should be fine. I use Verbatims these days. Got my last couple hundred for $16/100 at Office Max a couple of weeks ago when they were $25 and they had a $10 off coupon. The Verbs are cheaper and burn just as good for me, plus they don't come on those lousy TY spindles. There's rebates on the Verbs all the time, they've always come pretty fast for me.
Look here and you can find some pretty good deals on discs, don't remember ever seeing TYs though: http://bensbargains.net/
Keep an eye on there and you'll see Verbatims pretty regularly, usually with a rebate but not always.
I will try this again - I need help with connecting my Diredtv Plus Dvr Receiver to my LCD HDTV sony TV & my Panasonic DVD Video Recorder DMR-HS2 / I have tried to hook them up But get know picture or see what I'm trying to record to the DVD recorder - I'm using HDMI 2 now How do I get them to work - What is the connection I need to use. Gene Mingo # 21- Shows from showtime The History of the American League. I played in Both the AFL & NFL
What I see on the back of my Directv DVR is Component Video Out G,B,R color inputs be low is V1 L1 R1 - V2 L2 R2 / an A S-Video And a Digital Audio Out plug And yes the HDMI. Is this what your asking me?
I have an Insignia NS-1DVDR DVD Recorder, I have it hooked to a Direct TV DVR, I have just started getting a 'Recording file info' message then I get 'Record blocking signals are detected'...then it won't record...
How do I correct this...or...get back to where I can record something...