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Hdd recorder / recording & watching cable channels

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I have a dvd hdd recorder, connected to cable, I want to record on one channel, while watching a another channel. Is there a product I can buy for this type of set up?

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  • McD-CA May 02, 2008

    Thx for your info response dutchman05, which was helpful. I had also learned about the splitter solution after making a call directly to the GeekSquad. They immediately forwarded me directly to a Philips Master Technician, who also explained the splitter connection to me.

  • soumifin Aug 23, 2008

    Just bought the Philips DVDR3575H/37. I am an ex computer geek and pretty good at following instructions. We have Charter Cable, Charter broadband internet and Charter telephone. I followed the directions for connecting the Philips inbetween the cable box and the TV (an 8 year old 30 inch JVC that has the capability to have 3 seperate inputs with RCA cables). Once connected the instruction said to turn on the DVDR and the TV to get the initial setup screen with no mention of the cable box. I never got the Initial setup screen. I then followed the General Setup instructions to do an auto scan.
    I have tried auto scan analog and analg/digital without the cable box on and with the cable box on. None of the attempts has given me anything more than cable channel 3 on a couple channels using the DVDR tuner. Everything would be fine if I only wanted to record what I'm watching, but kind of defeats the purpose of having a recorder with a digital tuner.

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Yeah actually that is kinda simple. Like the old vcr recorders you can just put a splitter between the cable (input) and your dvd hdd and your tv.
that is an easy 3 dollar solution

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