sorry my previous post was unclear
I'm trying to record off of cable (i.e. Nickelodian) not PBS (digital antenna)
My brightview does have coaxial input, but I assumed it's for external antenna purposes, as I ran the channel scan on all three cable settings after plugging cable into DVR with that coaxial input and it was only picking up the "local" digital channels and not the analog cable channels.
As in it was showing channel options 7.1 (and things like that) but when we use the TV as the cable tuner, it's your standard 4, 5, 29, etc...
I can try that scan again, but I was under the impression that I'd need to run the cable output (which is coaxial) into the video input (which are more like RCA yellow/white/red on the BV 980H)
Do I need to rent (or hopefully just buy) a 3rd party cable box (coaxial input -> RCA output)
The cable sales person told me they don't sell cable boxes b/c the technology changes too often, but that's really a non-issue given we're non-digital subscribers and not interested in all the extra fancy functionality