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Old 11-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #16  
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I just bought a Toshiba D-R6 on sale at the New West Future Shop for $149.99. I have the Shaw Cable coax going to the recorder and a HDMI cable going from the recorder to the HDMI input on the Samsung HD set.
The problems are: (1) We can't watch TV without the recorder being *on* as it doesn't seem to have a "pass through" feature on it as there was with the several VCRs we've owned in the past.(2) On the shipping carton, and also on the back of the recorder, it says it's a D-R6 but the manual that it came with is for a D-R6KC. I'm wondering if we got the wrong manual or are they so similar it doesn't matter?
My wife and I have spent several hours fiddling with both the Toshiba recorder remote and the Samsung HD remote and we can't get it to bypass the recorder. Also, we have read the manual forwards and backwards but to no avail!
I have the recorder set to 480p (it also says it will up-convert to 720p, 1080i, and 1080p) My wife is not happy with the picture so maybe I'll have to disconnect it for watching TV when I have no intention of recording a program.
Any thoughts?

Sounds like you haven't connected a piece of coax between the rf out of the dvd recorder and the tv? I have a Lite-On dvd recorder plus a VCR daisy-chained before my tv and can be recording on both machines while watching yet another channel on tv. Just a thought....
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:45 PM   #17  
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Thanks westvan9. I tried your suggestion but I still have to have the recorder on to get a picture! I even disconnected the HDMI cable and replaced it with component cables but nothing changed.
My son is coming over this week-end for a haircut so I'll get him to have a look at it as he works in I.T. and is quite good at problem solving regarding electronic issues.

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:15 AM   #18  
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Try putting a splitter on the cable.
Run one splitter to the TV; and the other to the D-R6.
Keep the HDMI from the D-R6 to the TV.
Now, you should be able to watch TV with the recorder off, by selecting the cable input on the TV.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:55 PM   #19  
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My son put the HDMI cable back on to connect the recorder to the TV and ran a coax cable from the recorder to the TV antenna 2 input and it now works great! BTW I had it rigged up this way previously but I couldn't get it to work properly.
All I have to do now is press "Source" on the Samsung remote to switch from HDMI to Cable to bypass the recorder.
Thanks westvan9 and Scottnot for your suggestions!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #20  
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I'm hooked up the same way as Tera;

- Anybody know what is the remote control code for the DR-6 (I have a Toshiba 32HL57 LCD)?
- Can we copy DVD's with the DR-6?


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