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question about my dvd recorder (samsung r135)

post #1 of 5
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Like many dvd recorders it has a firewire input on it to record videos from my camcorder onto a dvd. I also have the Motorola dct6200 cable stb to display hd on my samsung lns3251d. I can record programs I watch on my r135 however through coax it always comes out kind of crappy looking (resolution aside, I know I cant record hd and thats not a problem).
What I am wondering is if I could buy a 4-6 pin firewire cable and connect the two (the stb and the dvd recorder) and record programs that way?

If that is not possible or is not optimal, could I try just using composite from the box to the recorder?


Just trying to find the best way to do this thing, I think my recorder doesnt accept and replay from coax that well (happens when I watch through it, I've tryed running different cables etc. The output on the recorder is hdmi so I dont think its from the recorder to the tv thats the problem.
post #2 of 5
Is the firewire output of the STB even turned on?

S-video would be better than composite which is better than coax.
post #3 of 5
The FireWire output on STB's is typically MPEG Transport Stream. DVD Recorders only accept DV on their FireWire inputs.
post #4 of 5
If you try Composite cables, I'd recommend trying the Digital cables from Wal-Mart. I just installed those in place of the typical Composite cables and it made quite a noticeable difference...even better than my good S-Vid cable. Pricey, but maybe worth a try?
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Originally Posted by bobkart View Post

The FireWire output on STB's is typically MPEG Transport Stream. DVD Recorders only accept DV on their FireWire inputs.

interesting. I might try svideo, I can pick up a cable for cheap so if it doesnt help at all then its not a huge loss.
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