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Help! Connecting Two DVD Recorders

by timandanita / October 22, 2007 3:54 AM PDT

I have a cable box hooked up to my Hitachi LCD TV with a DVD recorder.
I'm attempting to hook up a second DVD recorder to the first so I can burn shows I've recorded from one DVD to another.

I have a basic cable box which receives cable from my wall jack to the box via a coax cable. My box is then hooked up to my Hitachi 42HDS69 plasma TV via a r-w-y cable and an HDMI cable.

I then have a coax coming from my RF out on my cable box to my antenna in on my first DVD recorder. I then have a r-w-y cable from my line out on my first DVD recorder into the input 2 on my TV.

Now, I have NO idea how to connect my second DVD recorder to I can record output from my first DVD recorder! Please help!

Thanks!

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What other output does dvd1 have?
by ahtoi / October 22, 2007 8:52 AM PDT

What input/s does dvd2 have and do you intend to use dvd2 to record other show or is it strictly for recording what comes out of dvd1?

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Thanks for helping!
by timandanita / October 22, 2007 9:23 AM PDT

DVD1 has one other output that is a red, white and S-video.
It also has a red, blue, green component out.
It also has an ANT out.

DVD2 has a red, white, yellow AV in
It also has a ANT in.

And yes, I only intend to use DVD2 to record what is coming out of DVD1.

I feel like I've tried every possible combination of hook ups, so any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

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Does the TV have component in connection?
by ahtoi / October 23, 2007 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for helping!

If it does then hook dvd1 component to the tv instead of R_W_Y then connect the R_W_Y to dvd2. Give that a try and see if that would work or not.

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?
by timandanita / October 23, 2007 8:17 AM PDT

so instead of going from my tv to r-w-y on my dvd1, go from tv to component out on my dvd1?

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Yes.
by ahtoi / October 23, 2007 12:12 PM PDT
In reply to: ?

Component is better than composite (wry) anyway. Hopefully this will work; beside, you don't have much choice anyway. Composite is all you got on dvd2.

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more help - i need it!
by timandanita / October 24, 2007 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

only problem is, the component out on dvd1 is a r-b-g not a r-w-y. and i don't have a r-b-g input on my tv. or am i missing something?

can i connect my tv to dvd1 with the s-input? they both have free s-input jacks?!

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No component input on tv..sorry.
by ahtoi / October 24, 2007 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: more help - i need it!

You can certainly try with the s-video and see; or maybe a video switch if all else failed.

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????????????????????
by timandanita / October 24, 2007 2:31 AM PDT

wait a second......can connect dvd1 to the tv with an hdm cable and the go from output1 on dvd1 to input on dvd2?

if so, i can go out and pick up an hdmi cable and maybe i'll be set?!

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THANK YOU!
by timandanita / October 24, 2007 2:15 PM PDT
In reply to: ????????????????????

alright, i got it goin with the hdmi cable which free'd up the other ports. thank you so much for helping me, i very, very much appreciate it! best, tim!!

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