I have a Verizon FIOS DVR/Cablebox that has only "ONE" RF-COAX connection. It is an RF-COAX "INPUT" (for use for the connection from the wall outlet to the cable box). There is NOT an RF COAX-OUTPUT on the FIOS DVR/cablebox. However, it does have A/V (RCA-style) input and output jacks (yellow/white/red).
When Verizon installed their DVR/Cablebox, they connected it as follows:
1) Coax cable from wall to FIOS DVR/cablebox RF-COAX INPUT.
2) A/V RCA-Yellow/White/Red OUT to A/V RCA-Yellow/White/Red IN on RF-Modulator.
3) Coax to-TV (OUT) connection on RF Modulator to COAX Cable/Antenna Input on the back of the Magnavox TV.
I want to be able to:
1) make DVDs out of the items I have recorded on FIOS DVR/Cablebox RAM drive (DVR audio/video OUT to DVDR audio/video IN) while simultaneously viewing another cable program...is this even possible?
2) watch DVDs from DVDR unit (DVDR audio/video OUT to TV)
3) be able to record televised programs direct to DVDR (DVDR OUT to TV).
I do have a four-port RF Modulator that can be used but I need to know how to wire the FIOS DVR/cablebox to it as the cablebox has no RF COAX OUTPUT and only ONE SET of A/V-RCA-style (yellow, white, red) OUTPUT jacks.
note: both the FIOS DVR/Cablebox AND the Panasonic DVDR units have Svideo jacks, and the Panasonic DVDR has both RF COAX IN and RF COAX OUT.
The RF Modulator has the following:
1 each RF COAX OUT (to TV)
1 each RF COAX IN (antenna/cable)
1 each Channel Select (3 or 4)
1 each RCA-Style OUTPUT - Audio Left/Audio Right/Video with a corresponding SVideo jack
4 each RCA-Style INPUT - Audio Left/Audio Right/Video with 4 corresponding SVideo jacks - (Input 1, 2, & 3 on back of unit; Input 4 on front of unit).
I need to know how to connect the FIOS DVR to a Panasonic DMR-ES15 AND my very old Magnavox TV (which only has a single COAX INPUT on the back of the unit).
I have seen many wiring diagrams but they always have an RF OUTPUT coming from the DVR/Cablebox, of which there is not one on the Verizon FIOS box.
if anyone knows how to wire this mess, I'd love to know! I've tried several different ways, one of which was recommended by Verizon (and which didn't work - there was no picture or sound - only snow on the TV screen).