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0. How To Record From A Cable Or Satellite DVR To Your DVD Recorder.


STEP 1. Connecting The DVD Recorder

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Before you can connect your DVD recorder to your DVR box, you must connect your DVR box to a cable jack and to the TV as instructed in the user's manual of your DVR.  After you have a cable or satellite signal connected to your DVR box, and your DVR box is connected to your TV, you can begin.

To connect your DVD recorder to your DVR box, follow these steps:

  1. With the TV, DVR box, and DVD recorder off, connect an RCA cable from the audio video out on the DVR box to the AV In on the back of the DVD recorder.
  2. Next you will need to connect a RCA, component, S-video, or HDMI cable from the output of the DVD player to the input on the TV.
  3. Note:  You can use RCA, component, S-Video, or HDMI for Step 2.  The connection you choose will not affect your ability to record.  This connection will only affect the quality of the signal the DVD player sends to the TV, so choose which one is best for you.  In the diagram below the connection used for Step 2 is an RCA cable.


STEP 2. Recording From The DVR

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To record a DVR program, follow these steps.

  1. Turn on your TV, DVR box, and DVD recorder.
  2. Set the TV's input (source) to the DVD recorder. For example if you connected the DVD recorder to the TV using HDMI, you must set the TV to it's HDMI input.
  3. Note:  To change the input on Samsung TVs, press the Source button on the TV's remote.  On TVs from other manufacturers, you can change the source by pressing the TV/Video, Input, or Line button.  Refer to the owner's manual of your TV for the correct way to change the source.

  1. Press [Input Sel] on the DVD recorder's remote until the input for the DVR appears.  For example, if you connected the RCA cables from the DVR to AV IN 1 on the back of the recorder, press [Input Sel] until the display reads AV IN 1.
  2. Insert a blank DVD into the DVD recorder.
  3. Using the DVR box's remote control, select and begin to play the program you want to record from the DVR.
  4. Press [Rec] on the DVD recorder's remote control to begin recording the program.