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Posted: 10/9/2005 8:12:20 PM EDT
Ive got HD, but no DVR... Can I hook up my vcr directly to the cable box and tape a HD program to VHS??.. Ive got a concert I need to tape for a co-worker.. If so, what channel do I put the vcr on??
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:16:01 PM EDT
The VCR wont be able to "see" the HD signal so no, it wont work.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 8:21:07 PM EDT
Damn.... Thanks for the help though....
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 9:13:47 PM EDT
Most of my high-definition channels from Cablevision are also available as regular digital channels (ex: Channel 2 is regular CBS, channel 702 is CBS HD). If that is the case, you should be able to tape from the regular channel.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 9:19:23 PM EDT
Ive got Cox.. This is on INHD2 which I dont think is offered in regular format..
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:39:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Ive got Cox.. This is on INHD2 which I dont think is offered in regular format..


Yepper, you're right.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:58:25 AM EDT
My TV has a "Master Out" connection. Essentially, whatever you have on the TV goes out these RCA and S video cables. If you have these you can hook the VCR up to that. You won't get an HD quality recording, but you'll be able to tape it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 2:02:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster: Ive got Cox.. This is on INHD2 which I dont think is offered in regular format..
Check if your cable box or TV has a "downmix" option to output a signal in standard TV (4:3 I think). It might be under the Menu screen or via standard white/red/yellow RCA jacks.
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