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DVR use and connections

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DVR use and connections

I am currently using a VCR to record and watch programs.   I also have a DVD player hooked up.  Can I use a DVR and still maintain use of the VCR and DVD player?   (I assume RCA connections are used on all components.)

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mac19 wrote:

I am currently using a VCR to record and watch programs.   I also have a DVD player hooked up.  Can I use a DVR and still maintain use of the VCR and DVD player?   (I assume RCA connections are used on all components.)


Normally you attach a DVR to a TV via an HDMI cable. Does your TV have an HDMI connector? No input is available to the DVR other than the coax cable itself.

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There IS an HDMI connection which goes directly to (or from)  the existing cable box.  The VCR and DVD player use RCA cables thru a signal-splitter to attach to the TV. So, I guess that set-up would remain and just swap out the existing cable box for the DVR.  OK.  Thank you.