How to Connect a DVD Player & a DVD Recorder to a TV
With a DVD recorder and DVD player connected to your television, you can record TV programs from a source signal, such as cable or satellite service, while watching a DVD. Three sets of audio-video cables are needed to connect the equipment, using jacks on the TV to receive the DVD recorder's signal and a separate set to connect the DVD player. The TV remote control lets you switch between the two components.
Things You'll Need
- 3 AV cables
Turn off and unplug the power cords for all equipment before connecting AV cables.
Plug the three connectors on one end of an AV cable into the output jacks on back of your cable or satellite box.
Hook up the other ends of the cable to the matching inputs on the rear of the DVD recorder.
Connect the second AV cable from the playback/output jacks on the DVD recorder to a set of inputs on the TV.
Hook up the third AV cable from the three jacks on the back of the DVD recorder to a separate set of inputs on the back of your TV.
Connect the electrical cables for the equipment to the wall outlet and turn on all components.
Press the TV remote control's input/source button to switch from the DVD recorder to the DVD player.