Help? to connect multiple units with DTV box

grannie14

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#1
Trying to prepare for DTV…. We do not have cable. We have an old fashioned TV antenna. We have an old (10+ years) Sharp Analog TV, which has only a cable input. We have a Pioneer DVR-RT500 DVD/VHS Recorder (4 yrs old), which does not have a DTV tuner. We just purchased a Philips DVDR3576H/37 DVD (hard drive) Recorder that does have a DTV tuner. We also purchased an RF modulator and a Magnavox TB110MW9 converter box. We would like to set them all up together so we could 1) record and watch the recordings on the DVR, 2) Watch TV while recording on the DVR and 3) watch DVD or VHS recordings on the Pioneer while the Philips is recording. Can you help us configure this? Or send me to a website with schematics?
Thanx in advance for your help,
Grannie14
 
#2
Trying to prepare for DTV…. We do not have cable. We have an old fashioned TV antenna. We have an old (10+ years) Sharp Analog TV, which has only a cable input. We have a Pioneer DVR-RT500 DVD/VHS Recorder (4 yrs old), which does not have a DTV tuner. We just purchased a Philips DVDR3576H/37 DVD (hard drive) Recorder that does have a DTV tuner. We also purchased an RF modulator and a Magnavox TB110MW9 converter box. We would like to set them all up together so we could 1) record and watch the recordings on the DVR, 2) Watch TV while recording on the DVR and 3) watch DVD or VHS recordings on the Pioneer while the Philips is recording. Can you help us configure this? Or send me to a website with schematics?
Thanx in advance for your help,
Grannie14
This is how it will go I think place a spliter on the antenna coax, run one to the dvr with the digital tuner, the other to the converter box then tv out to the vcr/dvd then to a switch the run the to tv from dvr to switch the the to tv from switch to the tv this way you can switch to the dvr set up your recordings switch back to the other and watch the vcr.dvd or the tv while the dvr is recording. this is the only way to do both at the same time the dvr will use its own tuner so it will not need the converter box so you will split the antenna signal one to the dvr and the other to the conveter box. the vcr and tv will need the converter box so you run the second antenna in throught the converter box to the vcr then to the switch then to the tv. then run the dvr out to the switch. hope this works for you.:)
 
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