first off, I hope you know you need 2 receivers to watch one thing & record something different. (please refer to page 11 of the operating instructions of your DMR-E75V).
2nd of all, that recorder doesn't support HD inputs, so I guess you would want to run S-Video into it & component out of it.
You'll probably want the component from your set top box going into your AV receiver & another component coming from the recorder (for when you want to watch playback) & use your AV receiver to switch between component sources. & then connect the settop box to the recorder with s-video. If you understood this correctly... yes... you would have 2 video outputs coming from the settop box, one that bypasses the recorder (the component cable) & one that goes to it (the s-video).
I was hoping someone could straighten out something that is probably very straight forward, but has become a bit of a bugbear with me.
I recently purchased an Onkyo TX-SR602 receiver, together with an
Hitachi plasma, a Panasonic DVD/VCR recorder (DMR-E75V), and a digital set
top box (Hotchip ODT-4000 HD.) My aim is to set up the system so the receiver acts as the control centre. The receiver comes with plenty of component and composite inputs.. as well as optical and coaxial inputs... so this part of the stup isn't a problem. The problem is this:
How do I best connect the set top box and dvd/vcr recorder so that I can both record and view the BEST possible signal? (To assist your feedback, I have attached diagrams of the back panel of the set top box and the front and back panels for the dvd/vcr recorder, to another forum site: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1490135#post1490135)
Peter Cassidy, Melbourne, Australia