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I am having problems hooking it up to an HD Receiver from Direct TV

I can play DVD's, but I can't record. Any thoughts? There is no RF Out on the HD Receiver.

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Re: I am having problems hooking it up to an HD Receiver...

Playback and record are 2 different things. playback, you connect the DVD player audio-video OUT to the audio-video IN of the TV. recording, you connect the DVD player from the audio-video IN to the audio-video OUT of the source (i.e. cable box, set-top box, etc) hope this helps!

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