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While my two Pannys were away being repaired by MICKINCT, I rewired everything in my setup to allow for transfer two and from any machine, Not too complicated since I have an old JVC switchbox that handles three machines and a video processor (not currently in use). When I originally set this up years back, I had to split the outputs from each machine to get to the inputs on my TV. Then I bought a Samsung flat screen with HDMI jacks which handled this setup and simplified my wiring slightly in the process. All that done, I next decided to jettison the free Comcast analog/digital converter in order to move up a level (for $9.25 a month) in order to get back TCM, which Comcast moved up a couple of years ago.

Now comes the wiring problem. The free a/d converter had RF in and RF outputs and nothing else. Okay by me, since I ran the output through an RF splitter and fed my three machines. The new cable box is a Cisco RNG150N and has RF input for the cable feed but no RF output, so I can't split the signal for my DVR's. On the back of the cable box are two sets of RCA connections (I assume they are outputs), one marked SD and the other HD. There are also a USB port, an HDMI port, a digital video output, and an ethernet connection. Is there any way to feed my three machines with this setup or any unswitched splitter I can buy to accept the output from the cable box?

If you need any further info, please let me know. Thanks!

PatH
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You probably need a distribution amp like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882196122
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So I would then receive the cable input through e1, e2, or however the inputs are labeled on the respective DVRs?

PatH
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Whatever the 'composite' video input is.
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On the back of the cable box are two sets of RCA connections (I assume they are outputs), one marked SD and the other HD.

From the image on line of the back of your STB, The three HD outputs are component and won't work as inputs to a DVD recorder. The ones labeled SD are composite with audio, and that will work as an input to your DVD recorder. The S-Video output (along with the audio signals) will also work, and would be a better quality interface.

Monoprice has some very good amplified splitters.
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