10-08-2009 07:46 AM
At this point you could have had it working by having someone install it for you. I would also check with the cable company to make sure as I and Entropy mentioned that there are no copyright protection issues.
10-08-2009 10:32 PM
You could get a DVR from the cable company and make your life a whole lot easier with recording.....if your tv and components are readily accessable I can walk you through this over the phone in less than 30 mins. I guarantee it....lol.....its not rocket science and some are better than others when it comes to electonics. You do not have to give anything up and can do exactly what you want to do with the components you have.
10-08-2009 10:49 PM
Regarding the components I have: Does a DVR play DVDs and tapes we have, such as from a store?
If not, then I guess we keep the DVD players/recorders we already have to play DVDs and tapes, and we use the DVR to record. Does that sound right?
10-09-2009 03:16 AM
HenryR, That is correct. DVR records and plays back tv shows, dvd/vcr combo plays dvd/tapes. If you have never owned a DVR you will fall in love with it.
11-02-2009 11:00 AM
Hi-I have two hd tv's with 2 brighthouse scientific atlantic hd boxes and two older dvd recorders.I have that same problem on both of my units.I have an hdmi cable from tv to box.composite cables from box to dvd recorder,and composite cables from dvd recorder to tv.I can't record on either one.I get a yellow message saying that I should try a different dvi imput source,the only way that I can get it to record is to remove the hdmi cable.If there's another way,I'd sure like to know what it is.