My Philips DVD-R75 recorder has Component IN and outs, which could allow me to pass the Component outs from the HR10-250 to the DVD Recorder, then out to the TV, if I wanted but I use the HDMI out instead(component outputs don't work if HDMI is used). That's not to say it would record the HD program in HD(It won't) but the passthru "should" pass the HD signal thru as HD to my TV. I haven't tried it tho.
The way I have my setup tho is I use the HDMI to DVI conversion cable for my connection of the HR10-250 to my TV(optical TOSLink cable to receiver for 5.1 audio), then I also run an S-Video cable + rca cables for audio to my DVD recorder. When I record the only thing I need to remember is to put the HR10-250 into 480i mode, so it will pass a picture thru the S-Video cable to the DVD recorder.
I don't know about other DVD Recorders, but after doing a quick search elsewhere, it doesn't look like my DVDR75 will pass an HD signal thru to a TV, even just using the pass thru option, so this probably won't work either. I'll have to give it a try, one of these days and see what it does do.
1 Directv HR20-100 + Seagate Free Agent Pro 750gb external eSATA drive attached
1 Directv HR10-250 - Unmodified 70/30hr
1 Directv R10 - Unmodified 70hr
1 Hughes GXCEBOTD - Unmodified 35hr
Last edited by Chuck_IV : 01-04-2006 at 12:31 PM.