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Connecting and recording sony hdtv, rdr-hx780 recorder,sony dream system

Hi: Just purchased sony RDR-HX780 hdd/dvd recorder. I have Star Choice HD satellite tv with av out, sony KF-42A10 Grand Wega hdtv and a sony dream home theater system. I connected all components using either av or component video cables serially, sat, dvd, dream system, tv.turned on components, setup menu appeared on Vid 5 on tv and worked ok. Tried to watch sat. tv, nothing. Before adding recorder, had sat. hooked to vid 4 on tv,
audio out of box to dream system and comp. vid cables from vid out on dream system to vid 5 on tv to watch dvd's. I want to use recorder as a PVR,
what am I doing wrong?

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  • baldyeagle Feb 25, 2009

    I have it hooked up essentially that way, but found out that I have to switch to vid 4 to get my hd tv to work. Vid 5 will let me set up the recorder as a pvr but in spite of the things I read on the web, this unit records only in standard def, not hd.so I am switching it to another room to use with a regular set. It was also a pain to configure for watching dvd's when I have two players and use one for sound and the other for video!!!. Much simpler with the other set.
    Thanks for your help.


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    how do i hook it up to watch my netflix on my tv

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I think it records in HD on the hard disk, but on the DVD it can't.

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I have the same system, except for the TV, I have a project (that part doesn't matter).

From your Sat. go straight to your AV receiver
Again from you Sat. (all of the AV outputs are all live), go out from either 1 or 2 and go to your recorder Line 1 in.
From you AV receiver go to your TV.

All you have to do is hit record and you will record whichever channel you are on. I am having difficulty getting it set up as a PVR, but will figure it out sooner or later.

Hope this helped.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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