I think they mean that when you play a DVD , or a show from the hard drive, the signal (for the show) does not go out the coax connector to the tv
. It has to go out through the component, composite, or s-video jacks.
I don't have cable, but here's some ideas. Could be wrong.
With the coax connected to the RCA before the cable box, you should be able to tune in and record unscrambled shows. When you play them, you will need one of the above mentioned connectors to send audio and video to the tv.
The coax that goes from the RCA to your cable box will allow you to use the cable box the same as you have been without the RCA unit.
This might allow you to record an unscrambled channel and watch a scrambled (or unscrambled) at the same time.
If you connect the RCA after the cable box, you can record descrambled channels, but if you also want to watch a second show, you will need to split the coax feed before the cable box and send it to a second tuner. (Perhaps one built into the tv.)
Simple ! Right?
Originally Posted by GrayFox777
How do I hookup this and the cable box separate? (so I can record something on the DVR while I watch something else on the box) I have plenty of coaxial cables, 2 audio/video cables, a splitter, and an A/B switch. Is there anything else I need?
The problem seems to be that the coaxial connectors in the DVR are only for passing the signal supposedly...
If that weren't the case, then I'd have this figured out already. OR... maybe (hopefully) I'm confused... just WHAT does pass-through only mean? someone please confirm... I need specific clarification of what it means to configure my new setup.
I'm wondering... is the coaxial out-dvr + in-tv really necessary? or is that A/V cable from the DVR to the TV able to send the cable signal back and forth?