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Old 06-17-2009, 05:12 PM - Thread Starter
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So...I have had the privilage of baby sitting a 50" E 3 series Sony Bravia for the last year. But alas the owner has returned from overseas and retrieved it. Until I figure out what to get I want to hook my regular Cable ready tv to my HD DVR box. Problem is there is no coax output on the back of the box--just two satellite tuners.

Someone said I could run it through my DVR? or VCR but I am not sure if that is true. Help !
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:16 PM
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Yes. As long as the DVR is set to send 480i on the outputs, all that it records or plays will be downconverted and will work with your SDTV. If it has no RF output, you will either need an RF modulator for your TV, or a device with RCA/S-Video input and RF output, which includes most VCRs and DVD Recorders.
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Are you saying you have a cable or satelite satellite DVR TV tuner box that has 2 inputs but no coax outputs? This does not make sense. What make/model cable/satellite DVR box do you have? It must have some SD outputs such as S-vdieo or composite output if it does not provide SD RF output.
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Don't use the RF output on Channel 3 or 4. Use the S Video or the Yellow Connector to run to your Non-HDTV. You do not use the HDMI to your Non-HDTV.
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