Since it takes almost a week for you to reply, you need to specify every connection. Since your first post, no one knows specifically how your devices are connected. Now we don't know anything about this mysterious dvd/hdd recorder now in the mix and how it is connected to your tv. In the meantime, read up on this stuff so YOU know what's going on. All these devices have different "connections" which have consequences to picture quality. All I know is that you are using coaxial connections. Can you take a clear picture of how everything is connected? That may be the only way to get our questions answered.