I have a DVD-R and a VCR that I want to get hooked up, so that I can record VHS to DVD, and DVD to VHS, using either player as a source. I have been trying to figure this out for a long time and what I try doesn't work so I give up for awhile, try again, think for awhile, retry. I need help, lol. Can anyone help me get this hooked up? I'm a A/V idiot, so pardon my terminology and all that.
I've done a lot of learning just to make a post here that makes sense
The DVD-R (Philips DVDR3576H/37)
has only one open component A/V out.
The VCR (
ooollldddd JVC HR-A591U) has one input other than the coax, and it's a composite on the front.
My TV (Sony Trinitron KV-27S42)
, if it's needed, has NO open connections, is all composite, with maybe one taken S-video.
So, I'm maybe gonna need some accessories, lol. And possibly a different VCR from Craigslist. My "home theater" is obviously archaic, but it's all I got right now.
Here is my badly done diagram of how everything is connected.
I can make a vhs into a dvd now by connecting the VCR composite out cable to the front input of the DVD-R (with a "magic" box in between) and choosing the front connection as the source, recording to the DVD-r hard drive/Dvd drive. It's been awhile since I've done it, but I think the DVD-R shows the vhs video on the TV as long as I choose the DVD-R as a source in the TV menu.
My problem is making a VHS out of a DVD or DVD-R hard drive recording. Obviously the input/output does not match. Is there a way to get this working or would it be better to just get another VCR with a component input? Is another "magic" box necessary for this connection as well? I have to have an "output" to get video to the VCR, correct?
Thanks for reading and for any suggestions