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Recording digital channels

How do I record digital channels received through my 'set top box'? As the record menu on the DR-M10 doesn't list channels other than the ones it can tune how can I access those tuned by my set top box or digital TV?

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  • jcarney816 May 05, 2009

    Yes, I have a 'set top box' and want to watch one channel, record a VHS on another channel and also record on a DVD from yet another channel and cannot figure out how to do this. Our DSL 'fella couldn't figure it out either. Hope someone can help!

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Connect your set top box to Scart L2 (the Right hand one).
Select Prog 1. Then Channel down until you get to L2.
This should work.

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I prefer to use a switch instead of a splitter to reduce the signal loss. However, this forces me to record the program that I am currently watching. Since most of my recording is for time-shifting, this doesn't cause me a problem.

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