I'm new to using a dvd recorder and am trying to hook it up. My tv does not have an s-video port but the dvd player and cable box do. I have the regular audio/video cables hooking the dvd player to the tv.. those work fine. When i use those same cables to record with the dvd player, from box to dvd player they work fine also. I figured since it was there i would get an s-video cable and use that. So i have basic red and white audio cables hooking the cable box to the dvd recorder and it records audio ok.. but the s-video cable i just connected the cable box to the dvd player either doesn't work or i'm missing something because there is no video going to the player.
Basically am I missing something in getting the cable box to product video through my new s-video cable?
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i was recording and playing fine with just regular audio video cables.. i haven't touched any settings. Now with red and white audio and an s-video cable connecting the box to the player I can record audio, i'm just not getting a picture. This wasn't a cheap s-video cable either.. it's also plugged in as far as it will go.
You should not have paid more than $5 for a s-video cable. Next time, order from Monoprice.com.
The Motorola box always outputs through s-video, so if you aren't getting a picture, then you need to check two things. First, make sure the s-video is connected to a s-video input on the DVD recorder, not a s-video output. Second, you may need to change a setting on the DVD recorder to use the s-video input rather than composite (yellow RCA) input.