Unfortunately, the DVD recorder can't record from a HDMI cable, and most televisions - under any circumstances - will not send a HD signal out. This is to cut down on copyrighted materials, and isn't a decision that was made by manufacturers.
The only recording input is possible by using the composite cable.
I want to record a TV program on a Memorex DVD-RW disk. From the dvd-vr375 I can play a dvd, but I can not record a TV program. With HDML1 selected, I can access dvd-vr375 menus, but I see no TV program picture. I tried dvd-vr375 EZrecord resulting in a blank screen recording during playback, same results using Timer. Timer allowed me to set channel 7 but not the correct 7-1. Suggestions please?