Originally Posted by jomc
No, the DTA does not have any rca outputs it only has coax in and out. How do I set up a splitter from the dta box in order to record?
I know I can't change channels while recording, I just want to figure out how to get the recorder to record something. Thanks!
It's difficult to carry on the same conversation in two sub-forums at the same time. Just a short time ago (in the other sub-forum) I addressed some of your questions so:
"When using the RF inputs/outputs in your setup everything takes place on analog channel 3
"With regard to recording from a DTA, it's just the same as any other recording from an analog RF channel 3 (or 4) source. Saturday and Sunday I recorded from my DTA a good portion of the Andy Griffith Show "countdown" as shown by TV Land. Today I expect to record another four-hour block of Andy Griffith shows from that DTA."
DTAs are entry level devices that do not provide much flexibility so one must work around those limitations. I will describe how I use my DTA:
In my DTA setup I have a RF splitter after the DTA's RF output. One split feeds the RF input of a Magnavox DVD Recorder and another split feeds the RF input of a Westinghouse TV.
The Magnavox DVD Recorder RF output is connected to the RF input of a RCA TV--but just for viewing the DTA signal on the RCA TV when the Magnavox DVD Recorder is not in operation.
The Magnavox DVD Recorder composite outputs, yellow video and white/red audio are connected to the corresponding composite inputs on the RCA TV.
Why are there two Magnavox DVD Recorder connections to the RCA TV? The Magnavox DVD Recorder RF output is unmodulated, meaning that the only signal found on the Magnavox RF output is the same as the signal found at Magnavox RF input.
This is referred to as a RF "pass-through" or "loop-through" (in some DVD Recorder manuals). Any signal generated by the Magnavox itself, say menus and DVD playback, is not carried
on the RF output. Magnavox internally generated signals, the menus and DVD playback, are carried
on other Magnavox outputs, S-Video or composite yellow video and white/red audio outputs. (On the other hand VCRs have it both ways, the RF output passes through the unmodulated RF input signal when the VCR is powered off, and the RF output is modulated when the VCR is in operation.)
If you want a cable tuning device that provides more connectivity options your cable provider will be happy to provide a fuller-featured converter box--for an additional monthly fee.