Originally Posted by rouseyfire
Local channels are still available though either the VCR or DVD recorder but others are now scrambled (northern Colorado). Where I once was able to record TLC, History Channel and Food network all at the same time and watch a 4th channel through the Comcast DVR box, I now can only record local or those channels 20 and under via either the DVD recorder or VCR.
However, I found that for those that still have an older TV with built-in VCR, you can still record higher channels with the DTA box connected. I plan of looking for any of these units that may still be around. Since the VCR is part of the TV and the DTA box allows all channels to be viewed through an analog TV, recording on the VCR as part of the TV seems to work ok....then I can take the recorded tape and play it on the VCR connected to the main TV....if that makes sense??
Your Comcast DVR probably provides RF, S-Video and composite outputs that may be connected to the corresponding DVD Recorder and VCR inputs. RF inputs are recorded as channel 3 (or channel 4) and S-Video or composite inputs are recorded as line input(s).
There is usually only one set of white/red audio outputs on Comcast converter boxes/DVRs so I use a pair of Y adapters to split the audio for use with more than one recorder, see the photos.
The second photo shows Y adapters in use with my entry-level Motorola DCX3200 HD converter box that feeds three recorders through RF, S-Video and composite connections in the bedroom and, through amplified Philips and Magnavox HDD/DVD Recorder RF pass throughs, four more recorders in my home office. That's right, seven recorders either connected directly to, or deriving their signals from a single Motorola DCX3200!