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Magnavox MDR515H/F7 DVR usage with Direct TV
Gear mentioned in this thread:
With satellite, you won't use the Mag's tuner (unless you also connect an antenna or cable feed), so you'll connect as shown in Sketch 4 here.
Then, recording from the STB or copying from a DVR will be as described here. See also TIPS farther down that page.Click the 1st link in my signature for a list of other help files.
the Satellite is now connected to my dvr via the L1 connection and the ant in. the L1 connection appears to be a better signal than the ant in. L1 is displayed on the front display of the 515. How do I set up everything now to get all the different channels to record via the specific sat channel. Right now when I try a timed recording of a show it displays the L1 for the timed recording channel. So I have to have the sat box set to the specific channel I want to record (203, 24 etc) to record a channel. L1 records whatever the sat box is set to.....So how do I do a timed recording with the sat box on a different channel? is it possible to do this or am I stuck doing it this way now? Is there some way for the dvr to recognize the sat stations?
Click the link in my Post #2 above, which gives info and instructions, incl. TIPS for DirecTV users on setting coordinated timer programs.
Your timer programs should show L1 as the source, so that's correct.
As I said above, your Mag cannot decrypt the sat signal so the tuner is useless (unless you also connect an indoor or outdoor antenna or a cable feed for extra channels).