Troubleshooting help for connecting stereo components? Answered
I'm having trouble getting all my stereo/TV components hooked up in the correct sequence so that each component functions as needed. All my components are Sony the cable box is Motorola (DCT700).
TV (Sony KV-27FS13) with 4 input lines (Video 1, 3 & 4 from the back. Video 2 through the front panel.)
Everything was rewired today to include a new cable box (due to the digital conversion) and I can see TV channels okay.
VCR (Sony SLV-798HF): On Video 1, I can view channels (when VCR is on CH3), and the cable box controls the channel, but I cannot record any other channel but the one controlled by the cable box. I can also view VHS tapes.
DVD Recorder (Sony RDR-HX780): On Video 3, I can view channels controlled by the cable box, but I cannot record any other channel but the one controlled by the cable box. I can also view DVD's.
I have a Sony Multi Channel AV Receiver (Model # STR-DG510). I don't know if that helps with getting this to work or not.
I've included a detailed diagram. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
Currently the coax goes to the cable box, to the DVD, then to the VCR and then to the TV.
RCA-DVD: from the cable box goes to the DVD player (in). From the RCA out goes to TV RCA in.
RCA-VCR: RCA out on VCR goes to RCA in on TV.