Great info. My cable box is an HD box(it does have and HDMI port).This is how I've set it up:
-cable(from wall) to Rogers HD box. HDMI cable out of Rogers box to TV
-Component cables out of Rogers Box to IN on DVD recorder. HDMI out of DVDR to HDTV
-Lastly, my surround sound system is connected to the HDTV via optical cable.
So is my setup similar to yours?? I ask because I find the when I watch TV through the DVD recorder, the picture is not nearly as good as...