Dear Toshiiba Tech. Yesterday i received a toshiba DVD-r model DR430Ku from Amazon.com and have a question on trying to make it record. It came with a book with many pages as well as a "Quick Guide" a 4 page phamplet. On page 4 of the phamplet and on page 36 of the booklet, step 5 says "then select rthe desired channel to record on the exterior tuner.Do they mean my cable box channel number ? Do I put that number into the DVD-R with the remote ? So far, I have not been able to make it record. Please clarify.Dick Fose
Hello, my name is Rusty. I'll help you understand it better.Your cable box output gets plugged into the DVD-r's input. Your DVD does not change channels.You will need to tune your cable box to the channel you wish to record. You will change the channel just like you did before the recorder arrived.Make sure this is how it is connected:Cable box out to DVDr in.DVDr out to TV in.Whatever you see on the TV will be recorded. The recorder needs an input.If you want to watch TV and record a different channel, that requires the setup above, plus an additional cable box out to a separate TV input. Then you set the cable box that is plugged into the recorder to the channel you wish to record, and watch TV like normal on the other box.
Rusty: page 19 shows the set-up for a HDTV. This is the hook-up I used. I do not need RCA cables from cable box ro SVSR in as on page 18.
Ok, for HDTV, you can use HDMI cables instead of RCA cables. It still works the same way, just a different type of cable.You will still tune to the channel the way I mentioned in my last post.Let me know if you have any trouble with the connection. You will not change the channel with the recorder's remote, just with your cable box's remote.
Dear Rusty; Sorry about taking so long to get back to you. My hunger had to get satisfied, plus it was getting close to quiting time in CA. for you.
Anyways, I spent the better part of the morning. I tried using composit video in case my HDTV and Recorder weren't compatible. That didn't work. I went back to the HDMI cable.
At my kitchen table it dawned on me by what you said in your soluution "cable box to DVD in". Dumb me had figured all I needed was the HDMI cable to the DVD and everything would magically work. My DVD did not have any input, just output. So I used my RCA Cables and connected the cable box to the DVD in Jacks, and walla ! it worked.
So your orginal answer tipped me off. Thanks Rusty
You're very welcome. Please take a moment to rate my work.
I probably will not need any additional help with additional devices. I'm going on 82 now. Who knows how much longer I have. I bought the DVD-R to burn Disc's of the History Channel of an educational nature, to use in my Seniors monthly meetings for viewing and entertainment. Other than sports and news also, I mostly read fictional novels. Before I lost my wife 3 years ago, I'm only left with my dog "Murphy". My computer is a Dell, Model 530, hence my email address, XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX. The ATT is in honor of the 33 years I worked for them in NY before retiring to Ga.
So Rusty, I thank you much for all your expert help and hopefully I'll find Decent material on TV for my Seniors Group.
Thanks so much Dick. 82 isn't so bad, you can enjoy technology to the fullest. Remember me in case you get any ideas and want to make them a reality with technology.Take care,RustyThis is not an info request.