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How to feed satellite signal thru receiver to VCR???

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by brianSCH, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. brianSCH

    brianSCH Auditioning

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    I'm trying to do something I can't seem to figure out--a little help please!!! I have a GE 4DTV satellite receiver that has the normal component RYB audio/video outputs. I am running these into my Yamaha HTR-5490 receiver under the Cable/Sat audio/video inputs and it works just fine. The problem is I want to feed this signal out my receiver to my JVC HR-S9500U VCR to the front audio/video inputs so I can record satellite off the F-1 input channel and not have to remove the hook-ups from my receiver and move to my VCR, just have them permanently attached. I have my TV antenna cable hooked to my VCR, Line-1 Out on my VCR to VCR-1 In on my Yamaha, and Line-1 In on my VCR to VCR-1 Out on my Yamaha so I can watch one TV program and record another at the same time. The Monitor Out from my Yamaha goes to my TV. Is there any way to run the satellite signal thru my receiver and back out so I can both watch the satelite on my TV and/or record the satellite on my VCR without switching cables all the time. By the way I did try hooking my satellite signal into my Yamaha VCR-2 In and taking the VCR-2 Out to the VCR. No luck. What am I doing wrong or this not possible?? Didn't think I was this dumb!!!! Thanks a bunch for any help, this is a great forum!!
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

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    I'm going to dive into this blind. Usually, a sat receiver will have more than one set of outputs. You could send one set to your receiver and a 2nd set to your VCR.

    You can't have a component signal sent to your VCR (via your receiver) because the receiver cannot downgrade the signal to the standard yellow composite video signal. I think that is what you missed.

    Glenn
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Brian,

    There is a lot of unclear material in your post. For instance, according to the manual for the 5490 on Yamaha’s web site, the “CBL/SAT” input does not have provisions for component video, only composite or S-video.

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    First of all, my apologies, I meant to say "composite" hook-ups instead of "component". All my connections between my receiver, vcr and television all are "composite". There now that I've eaten crow on that I have a question Wayne about your last paragraph in your reply post. You are correct, I have my VCR hooked up to my receiver with the "in" jacks hooked to "out" jacks. According to what you say with my satellite signal hooked to CBL/SAT if I select that on my reciecer, not only will I watch that on my TV, that signal will also be fed to my VCR thru the Line-1 input jacks on the back of my VCR??? Or if I have anything else hooked up to my receiver such as a DVD, when I select that signal on my receiver, it's sent to my VCR thru the VCR-1 out jacks on my receiver to the Line-1 input jacks on my VCR?? I haven't tried that yet, but I will. That's exactly what I'm trying to do. Again sorry about the confusion!!
     
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    Just tried your suggestions Wayne and works like a champ!! I just didn't realize what I had selected on the receiver for an input would be on the Line-1 jacks to record on my VCR!! Thanks again and my hat off to you and this GREAT forum!!
     
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