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I am going to purchase a panasonic digital ready dvd recorder.
CurrentlyI have an antenna which I use for reception and it's not the greatest. Is it necessary to buy a HDMI cable? I am finally getting rid of the vcr and I really want a much better picture but I'm not sure if I really need this cable.
 
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How much is the DVD recorder? Versus a new cheapo computer? I think your money will be better spent on a computer with a built-in DVR. You won't have to mess with changing DVDs all the time.

HDMI cables are never used to connect an antenna to anything.
 
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I am getting rid of my very old vcr and getting a digital ready dvd recorder so that I will be ready for the digital conversion in 2009. I have been wanted to record from the tv to a dvd for a while and since we have the change coming in 2009 I want to get ready now. Disc hold more than a vhs tape. Better picture quality also. I had heard that getting a HDMI cable would be a good idea for the change over and the quality of the picture
 
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HDMI cables: good for digital cable boxes and satellite receivers. Since you can't record HD on your DVD recorder, S-video is probably all you'll need.
Ahhh, but you might also need an OTA antenna for your digital reception signal.

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The dvd recorder I want is digital tv ready. Since I only use a vcr at the momment to record from the tv will I need to purchase an additon cable or a converter box because I am used to taping on channel while I watch another. I really don't want to get a converter box becuase I thought purchasing the dvd recorder that has a ditital ready tuner it in would be ok. I am told that the converter is only for the tv but I would need to buy a splitter or a converter box. Would a splitter work if I want to watch one channel and record another?
 
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Is the TV digital? It will help us answer your question if you tell us the make & model of the TV and the DVD recorder you intend to buy.

Assuming the TV is analog ... If the recorder has a built-in digital tuner you'll need a splitter. One split will feed the DVD and the other will feed the converter box for the TV. You'll probably wind up using analog cables (S-video, as Fred suggested, and RCA audio) to connect the DVD to the TV's line inputs.
 
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The Sony tv I have is model KV-20m42
The dvd recorder is a panasonic DMR-EZ28K.

Guess I still have to buy a converter box and a splitter.......
Cheaper than buying a digital tv......
Thanks for your help.
 
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Just a thought. If I buy a digital ready tv all I would have to do is buy digital ready dvd recorder and that way I would not have to worry about a converter box or any extra cables. And would I be able to record from the tv to the dvd recorded and watch another channel while recording another?
 
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