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Toshiba D-R410KU DVD recorder, How do I set it up with a regular TV and no cable box? I want to record regular TV shows and I receive only local station via Rabbit ears .

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  • tamoshanter Dec 26, 2008

    i just got the toshiba D-R410KU DVD video recorder for xmas. however, the installation guide starts out with saying that the recorder needes to be connected witht cable/satellite box. we have cox cable in VA and it goes directly from the wall to my VHS recorder via coax cable. so i don't have a cable box. i also have a panasonic 5 disc DVD player hooked up to my Samsung HDTV through a coax (just for picture, the panasonic DVD player is 5 years old, so doesn't have HDMI connection in the back)
    would i just connect the coax directly to the TV, then RCA cable it back to the Toshiba then back again?

    very frustrating when you're a technically impaired geek...

    tamoshanter



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No offense intended, but...get a life and a new TV and a cable box with DVR...pre-record your shows and later record on Toshiba DVD recorder using HDMI cable, available at Fry's for $10. Also, you might still be able to do what you want if you are willing to read every word of every page of the user manual...been there done that...it wouldn't work for me either until I did same...I know, only read the user manual as a last resort, so...

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