@OLDYELLR - I am avoiding the "Record to VCR" function. This is straight Cable routing that will work. Since its just video feed, NextBox doesn't and wouldn't even know with the set up I am suggesting.
Yes, it's not really necessary if you have everything connected as you said and see everything on your TV screen from the DVDR. Back in the time of the 8300, before the Nextboxes, There was actually a Rogers Help channel that described how to connect the PVR to the VCR and make recordings. Maybe it was on ROD, I can't remember.
Understood. I have a complicated wire set-up currently (there is a covering I put to hide the wires that go from my stand to wall-mounted tv).
Do you think that the S Video wouldn't work at all as that would mean just buying one and putting it from the DVD player into the USB port on the Nextbox?
If it doesn't then I guess I would have to remove my wire covering to switch up the input into the TV.
Hi friends, sorry for the slow response.
I had a TV installer come to check out the problem. He managed to get the RCA cables to work. The strange thing is now some shows are able to be recorded but others keep giving us a Video Recording error. We have isolated this issue to not being able to record CTV shows (or so we think).
Has anyone else experienced?
@murtz316 I just tried recording a CTV program (W5) I'd saved on my SA8300HD to my DVDR and had no trouble. Mind you my DVDR only records SD, so I have to zoom the recording to compare it to the original recording. My DVDR is a Magnavox CMWR10D6. What DVD recorder are you using?
Only thing.. i could think is some form of copy protection??
NORMALLY i would say its not present on RCA connections.. but it still can be.
I remember in the past, trying to record from one VCR to another via COAX and RCA.. and trying to copy a store bought VHS tape (say a disney movie, etc).
And many would often have a form of 'copy protection' on them.. broacast along with the feed... that the VCR is designed to pick up on, and not record.
I have seen in rarely in the past, with my panasonic DVR as well.
Due to limited inputs at the time.. had a different DVD player i prefered the interface on.. and wanted to run IT through the DVR.
I could get NO display period from it. Guessing that the DVD player was passing that same 'copy protection' type signal, which the DVR picked up on.