Currently I have a coax cable for cable TV coming from the wall into my VCR’s coax input and then I have another coax cable going from my VCR’s output into my T.V. Along with this I also have a standard RCA composite audio/video cable running the VCR’s output into one of my TV’s video inputs. This setup allows me to watch the T.V or the VCR while still recording shows at the same time. Now my two questions are, one does running the coax cable though my VCR reduce picture quality of cable TV noticeably? And two could I hook my VCR up by having one RCA audio/video cable running from the VCR’s output into of my TV’s inputs (like I have now) and another RCA audio/video cable running from my TV’s monitor video output into the VCR’s input, and leave out the coax connection all together? Would I still be able to record TV shows with this setup? Thanks.