My initial understanding is that HDCP (copyright protection) exists to restrict this from happening. Does the external DVD recorder (assuming it's a CE component and not a computer, correct?) have an HDMI-IN that would suggest that it would accept the recording of a broadcast?
I have a HL56a650 Samsung HDTV and a number of components connected through a Pioneer Receiver. My outside Direct Satellite TV cable is connected to the Satellite converter and an HDMI cable is connected from the converter to the HDMI input in the TV. This model TV has plenty of inputs including three HDMI and an optical audio output but no video output. My question is, there being no video output on the TV, where can I locate an external DVD recorder so that I may record live broadcasts?
I was of the impression that the Satellite converter decodes and encrypts signals but that if a DVD recorder were installed downstream from the converter, it would not work. Would appreciate any input on this. Thanks