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Mon, Nov 23, 2020 6:22 PM

Connecting DVD/VCR players with a C61 or C51 genie bos

I just upgraded to HR 54 genie with a satellite C61 on one other  tv and C51 on another.  I have DVD/VCR players on both the C61 and C51.   I can get the satellite C setups to  to play tapes or dvds but cannot figure out how to get them to record. Please help.  Do I just need a DIN  10 pin connector and if so where do I connect that on DVD player?

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shannon02

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2 months ago

You need the composite 10 pin din cable.

The red/white audio RCA plugs into the red/white audio inputs on the VHS/DVD recorder and the yellow video RCA plug goes to the yellow input on the VHS/DVD recorder.

Are you sure they are VHS/DVD recorders as players don't have inputs to record.

Just in case the C61K mini doesn't have the A/V output jack needed to use the 10 pin din cable.

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Juniper

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2 months ago

Would suggest with your next free upgrade to replace a Mini Genie (Client) with HDDVR (receiver). That way you get 2 tuners and 500GB recording space, instead of stealing from the Genie. More reliable and capable setup with no difference in monthly cost.

The DVD/VCR will record from the TV in real-time as you schedule on them, not controlled by DirecTV equipment. DirecTV boxes only have outputs, so no other devices run through them.

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2 months ago

Thanks everyone.  I will try what Shannon suggested.  I like to record some things on DVD/VCR as I have vacation home with no access to Genie or internet. Old school I guess!

Juniper

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2 months ago

Just be sure you do not connect the DVD recorder (or DVD/VCR combo unit) by HDMI. This is because networks don't allow recording HD content to external devices so it doesn't cut into their media sales. As such HDCP will error if you try otherwise.

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