Panasonic DMR-ES15 DVD burner

I have purchased a DVD burner for the purpose of putting my old VCR on DVD discs… Can I do this by connecting the burner direct to the old vcr player and then just starting both at the same time to record ?? Or do I need to go thru the tv for all this ?? Being a noice im not sure what is the best way.

For this standalone recorder you connect the VCR output directly to the external input of the DVD recorder via either a SCART or S-Video cable, and you probably need the TV connected to the DVD recorder to monitor things.

Does the Panasonic manual give simple connection diagrams? It really should cover this basic setup.