I just discovered this forum a few hours ago, so I apologize in advance for my unfamiliarity with all the terms and anagrams. Anyway, I plan to buy two CECBs in order to record digital OTA TV programs on my old (10 years) Sony VCR and my not-so-old (2.5 years) Cyberhome DVD recorder, both of which have s-video ins and outs. The Cyberhome has (I believe) component out as well. I found out about the Zinwell ZAT-950A converter box with time-programmable channel-changing, and thought my search for a "gizmo" that would allow me to record different channels at different times had been solved. Then I read that the Zinwell only offers component-out connections. I've not found a CECB with this option that has s-video out connections, and a component-to-svideo converter runs nearly $100, so that's out.
Tonight, after digging through some posts, I learned that an IR "gizmo" could change the channels of a CECB with some programming. I don't have, nor do I ever plan on having, cable or satellite.
So, FINALLY, the questions:
Can the IR gizmo do this for OTR digital channels? If so, is there a CECB with s-video outputs that anyone would recommend?
And if I may switch gears on this question, is there a DVD recorder/VCR combo that anyone knows of that can record two different ATSC OTR channels at the same time?
Thanks in advance for any/all help that you can offer!