I have connected a Sharp Lc-13b2u Aquos LCD TV, a Direct TV D11 receiver, and a Magnavox zc352mw8 DVD recorder. This DVD recorder HAS a digital tuner. When I tune the channels, only channel 3 is tuned. This makes sense, I guess, since all channel changing is done through the box rather than the TV. However, does this mean that when I record I have to have the channel already set? Is there a way to hook up my equipment so that my DVD tuner will detect the channels through my box? Or am I just missing something? NOTE: I do NOT have a DVR!! Is this the essential element I'm missing?
My setup right now (which is apparently correct, according to the diagram provided with my DVD recorder):
-RF from satellite into ant. in on box
-RF from ant. out on box to ant. in on DVD
-RCA audio and video out from box to audio and video in on DVD
-RF out on box to ant. in on TV
-RCA audio and video out from DVD to audio and video in on TV