Do I need a VCR in the hookup for this DVR ??? I have a VcR connected according to the proper connections shown in the manual with a cable box. I want to eliminate the VCR. How will this effect my setup???
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Re: Need a VCR???
You should just be able to replace the vcr with the DVR and connect it in exactly the same way, unless the vcr is very old and doesn't have the same connections.
If you want exact info, please post back with the make and model numbers of your TV and cable box and we should be able to talk you through it.
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Is L2 for composite video (yellow) or S-Video? Try watching a video on L2 with the composite video plugged into the back of your TV, if it works, then do the same with the DVR, if that works, then run the DVR composite video into a receiver, then the L2 from the VCR to the video out on your receiver. It's possible that the VCR won't record anything that isn't an applified signal. That's what the receiver does.
First you are going to need RCA plugs they have RED,YELLOW,WHITE connect those on the INPUT ON the other machine, then connect the output to the TV, this should help you out, please rate accordenly thanks for allowing me the pleasure to assist you today!
A lot of the functionality you are wanting is tied to the remote that you have misplaced. You can go to the Pioneer support site and order a new remote, though it is like $30.
As for wiring options to record, it depends on the inputs and outputs that are available on your television.
- Ideally, connect VCR to TV input "1", connect DVR output to TV input "2", and conect TV output to DVR. This will help you avoid any copy protection issues you run into, but not all TV sets have both audio and video output.
- If you don't have TV outputs, connect VCR out to DVR in, and then DVR out to TV in. This will definitely work, but you will have to have the DVR turned on to watch a VCR tape.