See over 100 hookup diagrams : see also Cable hookup digital cable and TV
Connect HDTV with Digital Satellite HD DVR and DVD Recorder


o Satellite TV signal source IN.
o Satellite TV High Definition DVR box.
o HDTV set with HDMI inputs such as a plasma or LCD display.
o DVD Recorder/VHS Recorder.
o One set of Audio/Video RCA cables (1-yellow, 1-red & 1-white audio).
o Two HDMI cables.


• Panasonic 50" widescreen 1080p Plasma HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
• built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts
• built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box
• 1920 x 1080 pixels
• 160?(H) x 160?(V) viewing angle
• built-in stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
• picture settings memory for each video input

• 7 A/V inputs, including:
• 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 front)
• 3 S-video (2 rear, 1 front)
• 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080i)
• 2 HDMI v1.3 (accepts signals up to 1080p)
• PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
• RF input for antenna/cable signals
• optical digital audio output for Dolby? Digital
• wall-mountable
• 50"W x 32"H x 5-1/2"D
• weight: 123.5 lbs. with stand
• extra-long-life panel (100,000 hours)

DVD / VHS Recorder

• Panasonic DMR-EZ47
• Video

System NTSC
Hard Disk Drive No
Progressive Scan Output Yes
HD Upconversion Yes

Format Compatibility
DVD Recording Media

DVD Playback Media

CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes
Dolby Digital/DTS Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback No
Picture CD/JPEG Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback Yes


Built-in Decoder Yes
Audio D/A Converter Yes
Digital Media Slot Yes (SD)
TV Tuner Yes, ATSC
VCR Plus+ No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking No
Playback Zoom Yes


S-Video - x1
Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)
DV (IEEE)- x1
RF Antenna - x1 (Coaxial)

Optical Digital Audio - x1
S-Video - x1
Component Video - x1 (RCA)
Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)
HDMI- x1

Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 3.4 x 13.5" (429 x 84 x 345mm)
Weight 11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)

Satellite TV box


• (MPEG-2) and high definition (MPEG-2, MPEG-4) enabled
• 2 satellite tuners for access to SD and HD DIRECTV programming
• 2 ATSC off-air tuners to access HD content via an antenna
• Advanced Program Guide?
• Pause and rewind live high-definition TV for up to 90 minutes
• Series Link
• On-Screen Caller ID
• One touch record, auto record, manual record, and bookmarks
• Interactive TV enabled
• Disc capacity: 320GB Seagate DB35 SATA Drive (internal)
• Recording formats: High Definition - Up to 30 Hours (MPEG2 format)
• High Definition - Up to 50 Hours (MPEG4 format)
• Standard Definition - Up to 200 Hours
(These capacities are approximate, and vary depending on the format of the content recorded.)
• Output Formats: 480i, 480p, 720p (HD), 1080i (HD)
• Simultaneous SD/HD Output
? Search and record by Person, Title, Keyword or Channel
? Custom Favorite Channel Lists
? Dolby Digital
Audio Outputs:
2 composite stereo analog (left/right)
1 digital audio (optical)
1 HDMI (audio/video)
Video Outputs:
2 composite video
1 HDMI (audio/video)
1 component video
1 S-video out

Why would you want this configuration?

o To view High-Definition TV shows from satellite TV or digital over-the-air broadcasts on HDTV.
720p/1080i HD using HDMI cable from SAT box to HDTV. HDMI transmits digital video and audio signals at speeds up to 5 Gbps without compressing them.

o To record TV shows to DVR / DVD recorder.

o Play recordings to HDTV.

What can you do with this configuration?

o Watch HDTV, including High Definition TV shows, record TV shows to DVR or DVD and play back.

What settings do you need for this configuration?
The TV and DVD recorder will need to be set to the proper input.

Cable configuration explanation

The RF coax cable signal from the satellite TV company (dish antenna) is available to the converter box (RG-6 coaxial).
Since satellite channels are scrambled, you need the proprietary converter box.

HDMI cable OUT from SAT box connects to one of the HDTV HDMI INPUTs. The HDMI cable can carry high-definition video and up to 8 channel audio. Not all TV shows are high definition.

Not all TV shows have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

The DVD/VHS recorder has composite audio/video input and can record only NTSC up to 500 lines but has up-conversion. The satellite box is connected to the DVD recorder using the composite audio/video cables. Connect to the DVD recorder's composite audio/video INPUTs. Connect HDMI cable from DVD/VHS recorder HDMI OUTPUT to the second HDMI INPUT on the HDTV to provide video and audio from recordings on DVD or VHS. (Not true High Definition since recorder cannot record in HD, however, will up-convert)

Search Columbia ISA


See more...
Cable hookup digital cable and TV
Audio Video Connections and cables
HDMI Versions
HDTV hookup options
HDTV basic setup
See over 50 hookup diagrams

Columbia ISA - Empowering consumers thru information.