Originally Posted by RCKYMTN
Wabjxo, due to your awesome info, I stopped by my local walmart last night and bought me one of these. Never had a recorder, and thought it was time. One clarification, if I already have Directv's HD DVR (HR20), I did not think I could "split" the coax coming from the dish. Since there is no "coax out" on the back of the HR20, are you saying I can run the coax from the dish to the DVDR, and then out from the DVDR to the HR20?
What benefit would that give me since I already have the DVR for pause, recording, etc etc.
Or should I just run my S video from the HR20 out to the in on the DVDR, as well as the audio out from the HR20 into the DVDR, and not mess with the coax and leave it as it is (I only have the two coax ins on the back of the HR20)
thanks for the great info, looking forward to setting this up.
You know, your post is interesting since I've been browsing other forums and one cable tech advised that all cable boxes had a coax out, so this means satellite is different in that respect, as well as requiring the satellite provider's proprietary box?
Another unknown, as indicated in Note 1 as you quoted, is whether you CAN run the incoming sat coax into the 3575 1st and record any channels that way. Some sat users said no, some said only that it's "better" thru S-Vid, others say they rec that way all the time??? I'm totally stupid when it comes to satellite!
Anyway, with no coax out and assuming all signals have to go thru the satellite receiver (i.e., the 3575 can't tune ANY
channels directly), you're right in using S-Vid to the 3575 from the H20. You should get awesome recordings that way. Don't forget to set the Video > Video Input option to S-Video In (default is Video In...composite).
I'm not sure if your sat provider has PPV or other "on-demand" services, but I'm still looking for someone who sets the 3575 1st on the coax and orders stuff thru the providers coax (not a separate tel. line) to tell me if the 3575's coax passthru is bidirectional or if it blocks comm. with the provider, i.e., on-demand doesn't work.
Hope you enjoy your 3575 as much as I do mine!