I purchased a Panasonic E50 dvd recorder, and and had trouble hooking it up to by living room system. So I moved it to the bedroom and hooked it up to my TIVO and it worked fine. Here is my question. In my living room, here is my setup. I have a Mitsu 65" HDTV with a Mitsu Directv HDTV receiver. It would always allow me to hear the sound, but no picture. I moved it to the bedroom, and used it with the Directv TIVO unit, and it works perfectly. Are these not compatible because of my box?
I believe the Mits Receiver does not output 480i video simultaneously with the HiDef video signal. You have to manually set the HDTV receiver to output 480i. Not sure how this is done on that receiver.