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- What is connected to HDMI-2 input of TV?
- What other video device you have besides the DVD player that you need to disconnect DVD player to get the other video source to function on TV?
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- Could you please get me the model number written on back of TV?
- Also, if connect Direct TV receiver into HDMI-2 input of TV, are you able to select HDMI-2 input by pressing Source button on TV remote (not on cable remote)?
Sorry for delayed reply, I was away from computer.
- What happens if you do not turn Off DVD player and push Source button on TV remote, do you still get input source list and able to select HDMI-2 input?This info will help to diagnose the issue.
Fine, then what is the issue.
When you need to watch Direct TV channel, select HDMI-2 input and when wish to watch DVD then select HDMI-1 input. TV is allowing you to do select any of HDMI input then what is the problem?
Let me explain, connect the DVD player into HDMI-1 input of TV and Direct TV box into HDMI-2 input. There is no need to turn Off or disconnect any device while selecting either HDMI-1 or 2 input source by pressing Source button, this is normal way to operate the TV, please try it and reply back if there is any trouble.
To recorder the program on DVD player, I need the model number of it to see its specifications to assist you further.
Just to add more info, please reboot Direct TV box by unplug its power cord from wall outlet/ stripe for 5 minutes, replug back in and let it reboot that may take few minutes to finish, now try HDMI-1 and HDMI-2 inputs of TV to watch DVD and Direct TV box picture.
Thanks for DVD recorder model number info, working on it to find out best connection setup for recording and get back with you in 15 minutes, is this OK?
Sorry about delayed reply.
Does your Direct TV box has yellow-red-white video-audio Out jacks at rear?
HDMI cable is providing signals from cable box to TV and you would still get video and audio output at those RCA jacks (yellow for video, red-white for audio) so plug an AV cable into those jacks and hook the other end pins into Video In and Audio In jacks at rear of Sanyo DVD Recorder, need to select L1 (line 1) input in DVD recorder with its remote to get Directv box channel signals into recorder for recording.
This is the only way to make recordings and I'm afraid the picture quality wouldn't be high because DVD recorder doesn't have HD input (HDMI, 1080 resolution) and yellow-red-white input provides low quality result which is 480 resolution.
I hope these info will help, please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
You're welcome, please try the steps mentioned in previous reply for recording and selecting HDMI-1 and 2 input source while DVD recorder and Directv Box are connected and powered up.
I would recommend to get newer model DVD Recorder for this TV if you want to do recordings. I trust my input will help you out. Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.A positive rating to answer would be greatly appreciated, please click on 5 star on this page then click submit/finish button so I can get credit on website for my work. If you don't see rating option then intimate here.Regards,Shahid.