Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Any audio/Video experts? HELP!

    Here's my problem, I just bought and installed a DVD recorder, I am hooked up to Direct TV, I want to be able to record a program off the satellite receiver and then be able to switch to broadcast and watch a different program.

    Like today, Into the Fire is on the History channel, before it ends qualifying for Daytona comes on, so I want to record Into the Fire to watch later and watch qualifying on Fox off my broadcast antenna, right now if I switch the TV to Fox all I get is static, I know what the problem is, I used to be able to this with a VCR but with the DVD there's no option to switch inputs. Does anyone make an A/B switch that is compatible with the satellite antenna? I know you can't use regular splitters an so forth with satellite.

    Direct TV tells me I can do this BUT I have to buy a DV-R from them and pay an extra fee each month, I'm trying to avoid this if I can.


  2. #2
    Forum Member ThNozzleman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Jefferson City, TN


    How many inputs does your television have? Run the recording through one set of inputs (video, composite, whatever) and connect the off-air antenna directly to your television's coaxial input. Are you using a audio amplifier/receiver with video switching capability? If so, you might have to utilize the audio outputs on your television to have audio from your sound system, instead of just hearing the television speakers.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006


    Most of that went right over my head anyhow I went to Radio Shack and found what I need, thanks anyhow!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Building Construction Experts Needed
    By Pride373 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2004, 08:14 AM
  2. Any audio/Video experts out there?
    By sbfdco1 in forum The Off Duty Forums
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-28-2004, 10:17 AM
  3. Heres one for all of you rescue experts...
    By RVFD506 in forum University of Extrication
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-01-2004, 09:53 PM
  4. Experts and the Real World
    By JayTL in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-24-2002, 01:32 PM
  5. CNN Report using IAFF (???) Firefighter Experts
    By captstanm1 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-15-2001, 09:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts