I need help with wiring my home media system so I can see on the TV what Iâ€™m going to record on my Panasonic DVR. My setup is:
- Denon AVR-3805 receiver
- Panasonic DMR-EZ485V VCR/DVD recorder combo
- Comcast DX3400 DVR Cablebox for HD TV signal source
- Tivo Series 2 non-digital [FONT=Wingdings]L[/FONT] DVR
- Maxent 1080i HD TV
- Single room 5.1 speakers
Before my older model Panasonic DVR died, I had it wired just fine. But now I either forgot how I had wired it or the newer Panasonic behaves differently, or itâ€™s defective. Panasonic customer service is singularly unhelpful. They could only verify that if the RF cable and TV were hooked directly into the EZ485V and I could change channels, all was well. They donâ€™t understand receivers at all, nor do they appreciate that I donâ€™t even want to change channels on the EZ485V, that I want to record time-shifted programs from the Comcast boxâ€™s so its internal HD doesnâ€™t fill up before Iâ€™ve had a chance to watch them.
I want to get the highest quality video and audio signal that I can, component video or HDMI and digital audio if possible, and be able to see the signal that Iâ€™m recording on the EZ485V. Can anyone help me? I can list the wiring that I'm currently using, if that helps.