[QUOTE=bgeyer;2103767]I hope this is in the right forum. We just purchased a Sony hdtv and she wants to record her Project Runway show onto our VCR. We know that she will not get a digital hi def recording. She just wants to know if the show will record to vhs tape, and if it will be clear enough to watch (we will have an S video line running from the hdtv to the vcr.[/QUOTE]
The S-Video line connection is your answer, in this case (assuming that your HDTV has an S-Video out, not in). The HDTV signal will have already been converted to analog SDTV before it reaches the S-video or composite video out. Thus, the recording that you’d be making from a converted HDTV-to-SDTV source to VHS would have been “clearer” than if you taped it directly from an analog over-the-air channel (with all its snow and interference problems).
However, the S-Video connection will give you picture only, with no sound. Therefore, you will also need a stereo pair of audio cables (interconnects) with two RCA plugs on each end.