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Simply can't record! From DVR or Live TV

I am trying to transfer some shows from my cable box DVR (ATT Uverse/cisco/ISB7500) to a DVD-R using this Toshiba DR410 player/recorder. Numerous attempts at recording shows from dvr or live tv are producing the same giant error message: "Cannot record in video mode" Connections: 2 HDMI cords into panasonic tv, one from cable box, one from the Toshiba DR410. The box & 410 are connected by S-video as well as composite audio/video. Simply put... the TV is in either HDMI-1 or HDMI-2 mode (two HDMI inputs). Normal use with cable box uses HDMI-1. The DR410 uses HDMI-2. But, there's a twist. When the TV is on HDMI-2, I am able to access menus, change settings,do anything EXCEPT record. The above error message appears. If the TV is set to HDMI-1, I can't do anything with the 410, using the remote or directly. It cannot be accessed. So what settings do I need to make it record? HDMI 1 or 2? What about all of the 410 settings? The input selector eventually displays the same thing as HDMI-1, but it is in black and white, and again, will not record. Help from square one please?

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