Extremely odd is right, rgazzara. Even our older Samsung VCR passes through when off. But call Crutchfield sales and ask about the technical notes on this unit, and that's what you'll find. The other thing is, it seems this unit does not pass through any HD at all (all HD is downconverted to SD). So I would definitely not want to watch TV through this box anyway, since we do see a few HD broadcasts via the five local digital channels we receive at no extra charge over coax. It would appear that Sony assumed anyone without a cable box or satellite receiver box, who therefore needed this recorder with its tuners, would not be seeing any HD shows anyway. Wrong.
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1/28/08 at 1:31pm