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Hi,

I have a Comcast DCH3200 box. It has RCA-out on back (Red-White-Yellow). I connect this to RCA-in on Panasonic VCR but can't record. I tried recording channel 706 which is in the HD channel range but the broadcast wasn't really in HD. Then I tried an On Demand movie. VCR did not pick up anything either time.


The HDMI-out of 3200 works fine into Sharp Aquos HDMI-in.

I want to record onto the VCR from 3200 via RCA cables.

Not gonna happen?


Thanks
 

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Some boxes disable the analog outputs when HDMI is also connected.

Try removing the HDMI cable completely and retest the composite (yellow) analog video output after turning the box off and on.
 

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Didn't work when I tried, but I thank you for the suggestion.

I unplugged the HDMI, turned the box on/off/on. Then pressed record on VCR.

When I played it back, I got nothing on the tape.


Great pic now with the HDMI. To bad they make it difficult to record on our own media. Watching tv and recording has never been more difficult. Aahh technology
 

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You'll usually have to get into the setup and disable the HDMI to get composite to activate. Most boxes are either/or but not both. If you want to record regularly, then a second box would be the best bet, dedicated to an analog recorder. (VCR, DVR, PC Capture Card, DVD Recorder, etc) Note that some of those recorders will honor any content restriction flags present.
 
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