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June 10, 2005 7:15:43 PM

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I just bought a new DVD recorder and am wondering how to connect it to my
DirectTV system to get the best image. The system I have is quite simple:
1. Hughes 40 DirectTV Tivo - (not the HD models)
2. TV
3. The new DVD recorder (replaced my ancient broken VCR tape recorder)

My problem is I am using the S-video connection between my DirectTV Tivo and
the TV set. The TV set does not have an out S-video connection. So, now I
have the DVD recorder connected to the TV via the red-yellow-white cables
(as directed by the instructions that came with it which assume I will
record from the TV channels). This means that the signals I am recording on
the DVD (mostly movies) are passing first through the TV and probably
degraded on their way.

Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the Hughes
DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to the DVD
recorder.

I only watch Tivo recorded programs and do not plan to record TV channels
direct from the air to the DVD recorder. Any recommendations as to the best
way to cable the system?

Thanks.

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Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com

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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 7:15:44 PM

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Jeff wrote:

> Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
> cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the Hughes
> DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to the DVD
> recorder.

Use an S-Video distribution amp.
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CT...
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 7:19:28 PM

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"Jeff" <jeff@falsepart.com> wrote in message
news:f1mqe.82381$NC6.44668@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
>I just bought a new DVD recorder and am wondering how to connect it to my
>DirectTV system to get the best image. The system I have is quite simple:
> 1. Hughes 40 DirectTV Tivo - (not the HD models)
> 2. TV
> 3. The new DVD recorder (replaced my ancient broken VCR tape recorder)
>
> My problem is I am using the S-video connection between my DirectTV Tivo
> and the TV set. The TV set does not have an out S-video connection. So,
> now I have the DVD recorder connected to the TV via the red-yellow-white
> cables (as directed by the instructions that came with it which assume I
> will record from the TV channels). This means that the signals I am
> recording on the DVD (mostly movies) are passing first through the TV and
> probably degraded on their way.
>
> Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
> cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the
> Hughes DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to
> the DVD recorder.
>
> I only watch Tivo recorded programs and do not plan to record TV channels
> direct from the air to the DVD recorder. Any recommendations as to the
> best way to cable the system?
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
>
> Jeff Stevens
> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
> jeff@stevens.com
>
>

I run the S-Video output to a 4way switch.

Luck;
Ken
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June 13, 2005 6:43:26 AM

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>
>Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
>cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the Hughes
>DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to the DVD
>recorder.
>

I'm seeing an s-vid splitter on ebay for less that $10. Go plug
"s-video splitter" into there, and that'll keep you from dealing
with all the multicolored wires creating a viper's nest behind
your boxes.

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June 14, 2005 3:37:15 AM

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Thanks.

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Jeff Stevens
Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com


<Jason> wrote in message news:ahaqa116rajpvu1jh2debvh7a5ecedsg7h@4ax.com...
> >
>>Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
>>cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the
>>Hughes
>>DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to the
>>DVD
>>recorder.
>>
>
> I'm seeing an s-vid splitter on ebay for less that $10. Go plug
> "s-video splitter" into there, and that'll keep you from dealing
> with all the multicolored wires creating a viper's nest behind
> your boxes.
>
> --
> Google is your friend, call your friend more often.
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 1:27:12 AM

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On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 15:15:43 -0400, "Jeff" <jeff@falsepart.com> wrote:

>Since I would like to connect, if possible, the DVD using its S-video in
>cable, I am wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the Hughes
>DirectTV Tivo so that one cable would go to the TV and the other to the DVD
>recorder.

I do that with a y-connector. Check any of the online electronice
houses.
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