Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Receiving both HD and standard cable signals concurrently

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 425 posts
Today I have one coaxial cable jack which I send to my own DVR and on to my standard def TV. I want to buy a new HDTV to replace the standard def TV but I want to keep using the DVR (to record programs and burn DVDs). So can I -- what does it take to -- bring one cable in and watch my HDTV while recording a different channel at the same time.
  • 0




    Founder Geek

  • Community Leader
  • 24,575 posts
Just a coaxial splitter. Your cable company sends both signals, and your devices will figure it out. However, splitters do reduce the signal to each device and can result in reduced video quality. On analog this would be "snow" or a fuzzy picture, on digital it would mean pixelation or signal drop-outs.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP