811 and dvd recorder hook up ?

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Mikec35

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I just hooked up a Toshiba D-VR4 dvd/vcr recorder to my 811 receiver. I can watch a disk or tape being played back through my dvd/vcr on the tv, but I cannot record anything from the satellite channels. Any advice on how to hook this thing up. I have audio/video cables run from the output on the 811 to the input on the dvd recorder. I then ran my component video cables out of the dvd recorder to my tv. Any help would be appreciated! Seems like I should be able to watch tv through the dvd recorder as well?
 
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:welcome to SatelliteGuys...use S-video for best results with of course the audio outs to your appropriate inputs on your Dvd Recorder. The 811 outputs both SD and HD at the same time... check to be sure the component input on your TV is set for 480P
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. I understand that the s-video will give me better picture quality, but will it solve my problem of the recorder not reciveing a signal from the receiver?
 
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The composite should be giving you a picture, I have a friend who has a combo like yours different brand, hers you have to have in dvd not vcr mode in order for the S-video or the composites to work out of the components...
 
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Try running the DVD/VCR into the tv using component cables since they will give you the best picture and a set of cables for the sound. Then attach composite cables to the monitor out on the back of your tv to the input on the back of the DVD/VCR combo.
I have 811 and a dvd/vcr recording combo as well and that set up works for me.
 
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dfergie said:
... check to be sure the component input on your TV is set for 480P
How would that affect being able to record from the 811? :confused: It sounds like he just needs to enable the correct input on the DVD recorder to match the outputs from the 811.
 
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Shouldn't you be able to view channels on the satellite through the dvd recorder?
I tried line 1 and 2 inputs. I also tried channels 3 and 4, just like you would do with a vcr. I will try movieMark's suggestion in a little bit... thx for the replies!!
 
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I finally had time to try this again. I have the output from the 811 going to the input on the dvd/vcr recorder and the output from the dvd/vcr recorder going to the tv. Recorder is set to line 1 input and all is good. Now, I can view tv as I am recording.. Is there a way to record 1 channel while watching another, or will I just have to watch the channel I am recording? Thx...
 
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Is there any way to watch one channel and record another with this set up? thx...
 

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