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I have an analog tv and bought a dtv converter. everything is working fine but I am adding a dvd recorder. I am not having a good time at this moment. How do I connect the player

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Place the DVD recorder in between the analog TV & the DTV converter with the same type of wires as u connect to the back ot TV.
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