Well..I am confused now...Let me explain to you whats going on...
I bought panasonic 50" plasma TV (TH-50PX60U)
& Samsung DVD Recorder R135
. I have Direct tv HD DVR.
I was just trying to connect HD DVR==>DVD Recorder==>Plasama TV.
Connections Were like this using RYW cables. From DirectTV HD DVR Output to DVD Recorder AV input 1. DVD Recorder output to Plasama TV input- Input1. Now when I tune tv to Video 1 mode & DVD Recorder to Av1 mode I could hear sound but no picture.So I called Direct TV customer service.They couldnt figure it out. SO I called Samsung customer service they said DVD Recorderis a defective product. SO I returned Samsung DVD Recorder & bought new LG-Dvd Recorder (Model No.DR1F9H)
Now when I connected LG DVD Recorder same as above I still couldnt get any picture but I could hear sound. So I thought DirectTV HD DVR output is not working properly. To test it I connected Input1 from TV directly to DirectTV HD DVR output and tune TV to Video1 mode. Still no picture. SO I called Direct TV again and asked them to replace HD DVR. Meanwhile I thought I should try using DV mode(mode for recording from digital camcorders) with connecting totaly different way. Here it was how connections were made
DirectTV HD DVR connect to plasma TV through HDMI cable. TV Output connected to DvD Recorder Av Input. When I tried recording it..Its still same thing no picture but sound get recorded. SO I tried one more way
I tuned DVD Recorder to Dv Mode...Now when I check in DVD Manual it says DV mode can be used for VCR and camcorders. so my connections were like this..
DirectTV HD DVR connect to plasma TV through HDMI cable. TV Output connected to DvD Recorder Input for DV mode(Front panel). When I tried recording it..Its still same thing no picture but sound get recorded. I was getting more frustrated...so I thought instead of connecting TV output directly to DV input, route it through VCR ie TV output is connected to VCR input , VCR output connected to DV Input of DVD recorder. Still it wont wwork same thing no picture.
Can any one please tell me what I am doing wrong? I didnt thing its such a big deal to connect DVD recorder. Now I am thinking TV output is not working properly either?? What is going on? PLEASE HELP!!