Originally Posted by Jim McC
We're just using OTA, a 32" analog TV, and a Blu-ray player(Netflix). The antenna hooks up to converter box, then to VCR, then to TV. But I want to get rid of the converter box and VCR with the new TV(too many extra cables).
The new TV will have several HDMI inputs available. Your Blu-ray player will hook to one of them. The 515 will hook to another one. That gives you 2 cables. Hook your antenna to the 515. You can also hook a cable from the antenna out of the 515 to the TV antenna in. That gives you 2 more cables (from the antenna to the 515 and from the 515 to the TV) (coax). You should now have 2 HDMI cables and 2 coax cables.
With this setup, your new TV will be able to tune the same channels the 515 will OTA. You can tune with the TV while the 515 is recording another channel. If you are currently switching an input to watch your Blurays, you will do the same for the 515. The 515 records to a Hard Drive similiar to the new DVR's that the cable companies offer. Switching input on your tv to the 515 will allow you to watch your recordings and delete them after you are done watching them. You do not have to use VHS tapes and with the 515, you do not even have to use blank DVD's to enjoy it. You always have the option of burning to DVD's at any time though. You can also continue to watch netflix, blurays, or DVD's on your bluray player. Actually the new TV's offer internet applications also.
The 515 will replace your converter box, your vcr, and all cables associated. You will only need 2 HDMI and 2 coax cables.