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I have an old Panasonic DMR ES30V DVD/VHS recorder that I want to connect to my new Samsung LED LCD HDTV. I switched out the old composite cables to new component (since no HDMI on DVD recorder). I have standard cable TV, no box, no HD and want to record TV shows as well as play DVD movies.
My set-up does not work, and I am not sure if its how I set things up, if its old cables, remote not programmed , or if its my old DVD recorder. I can watch TV channels. I can watch DVD movies. I can even record a TV show. I just cannot record a TV show while watching another TV channel. (like I used to on my old analog TV). What I have to work with is not complicated: cable TV goes through DVD recorder first, then another TV cable connects from DVD to TV, both are connected with component cables.
I'm sure this is a simple error, I just can't see it.... Any ideas for me? thanks.
Yep - simple error ...
I'm still so old school that I think in terms of F-terminal coax cable, but look at it this way:
You'll have to figure out what connections you have available, but basically you want to end up with an ANTENNA (or CABLE) source on the tv and a VCR source on the TV.
Hope This Helps!!!
Anyone else have suggestions?
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Thanks so much for your reply. I was about to write again and explain that I can only watch the DVD if the TV is on channel 3, and if the DVD player is on, I cannot watch any TV on other channels. I set up my new TV exactly (I think) the same way as it was before with an old analog TV. So why did it work before on the old set-up but not this time? Is it because before I had composite cables, whereas now I'm using component? (or is that a dumb question...hmmm).
Well, I'm off to get a splitter and switch things around... :) Thanks again for the input.
I think you might be confusing co-ax, composite, and component.
Co-ax is what the older VCR/TV's used to use:
Many VCR's would "pass-through" this connection, so you could select channels on the TV even when the VCR was off.
Composite is a yellow RCA plug and component are Red, Blue, and Green RCA plugs:
These typically did not allow pass through connections (at least of the whole channel spectrum) which I think was your problem.
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