Just purchased a refurbished VCR/DVD combo (Sony SLV-D380P) from ebay to replace another. Didn't read the description close enough and now I'm stuck with a unit that can only hook up to cable via a cable box that has audio/video outputs. (see attached hookup diagram) Old unit just connected directly to cable/wall via coaxial and I don't want to spend money on cable box rental every month. Is there anything else I can use to connect this unit to cable...is there such a thing as a coaxial to audio/video cables converter?
Do you mean use both units in the setup (which I'm not sure how to do)? Or somehow remove the tuner from the old unit (which does still work, by the way) and somehow include it? I'm willing to try anything once, but I'm not very adept at working with the INSIDE of electronics devices.
I'd love to be able to use the old one by itself. But it recently started recording "sometimes." I'd set the timer as usual, and sometimes it would record and sometimes not. I assumed it would cost more to fix something like that than buy a new one. So I bought the refurbished one. And now it looks like I'll have to use both of them in order to record. I don't plan on using it for high-quality recording....but I am curious to see how much signal degradation will happen. Thanks so much for your help. I wish you had told me "why, yes, there is a converter made just for this!" ;)