Help with Dish reciever/dvd/vcr player.

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  1. greg buggy

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    I have a Emerson DVD/VCR combo(EWD2204) and a Dish 301 reciever and a 32 ILO TV. From what I read I have to come from the Dish to the DVD/VCR via the cable. I would like to use the S video cable. Should I run the cable from the EWD2204 then to the TV?
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt


    Aug 5, 1999
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    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to the Forum!

    It’s hard to figure out exactly what you’re talking about, but considering the equipment involved I assume you want connections that will let you record from the Dish receiver to the DVD/VCR combo, and watch program material from both the Dish and combo player.

    It’s hard to be exact not knowing what all connections your gear has, but I’ll take a stab at it.

    If your TV has two sets of A/V (aka audio/video) inputs, (i.e., the RCA and/or S-video jacks), I’d connect the Dish receiver to one of those. You can do this via the antenna connections, and watch the Dish receiver through the TV’s channel 3 or 4, but I think the A/V line connections are better. However, if your TV only has a single A/V input, then using the antenna connections is what you’ll have to do.

    Now, if the Dish receiver is like other sat receivers, it has two sets of A/V outputs. Run the second set to the DVD VCR combo’s A/V inputs. This will allow the DVD VCR combo to record sat channels.

    The DVD/VCR’s A/V outputs should go the TV’s second A/V inputs.

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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