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Trouble recording to DVD - connections are not done right - Sharp DVD-RW340

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to connect my Sharp DVD-RW 340 to my cable box and TV so that I can record shows to DVD. I tried to configure as per manual but it is not working. Can somebody tell what the easiest way is to get this to work. I am able to connect the raw coax cable line to the VCR and get unscrambled local channels but I want to record the scrambled channels.

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I had to run from the RCA outs of my DVR into the inputs that are on the front right of the RW340...behind the little door.  Now I can easily record from live cable or from my Comcast DVR recorder.  Couldn't get it to work from the backside inputs.
Mine is just the DV RW340 (no U).  And yes, the manual is brutal.  We had to call tech support to find what disc will actually work in the darned thing.
Now my big problem is finding more 4x DV-R disks. Shoulda bought more when Comp USA was clearing them out a few years ago!

I have had great success with Dynex Model: DX-DVD-R25 discs.  And they play equally nicely on my Toshiba DVD player in the livingroom.   I have also given several away to people after I had transfered home videos to DVD and those people all had good results playing the discs that I made on my lowly Sharp Dv-RW340.

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