I'm recording today's Metropolitan Opera broadcast , first time I've tried going from a stereo receiver tuner to magnavox 2160A ... seems to be ok. Wasn't sure if it needed the video cable plugged so I did it anyway, and it's just showing a black screen, no static, with audio recording in two channel stereo. Using LP speed for the copy, as it didnt sound much different than the SP setting and I'm really only doing this to time shift and salvage a sunny Saturday afternoon - the music can be heard and erased later. Reminds me of my old beta hifi days! (**unfortunately, the hardware seems to be following a similar path to oblivion!)
Funny how it never occurred to me to set things up this way, but I recently got some new speakers, and dug my old receiver out of mothballs. Now I have tv --> receiver so I can listen to video with earphones, and receiver to 2160, so I can record audio. Adventures in electronics 101. I rarely record audio anymore, but this seems to be handier than burning it to the computer using the internet radio feed (which requires more babysitting during the b'cast). I like the time-shifting, and timer recording aspect. Of course it will only play back on video equipment (if I burn to disc from the HDD) but for shifting and not archiving, it seems the best way to do it without actually BEING there while the over the air music is streaming live. I was going to pack this 'extra' machine away, but if this works out, I may leave it plugged in so I can capture occasional audio programs.