Advertisements I just moved from cable to Direct Tv - in my bedroom I have a dvd recorder that worked fine with the cable digital box (not a dvr box) now I have a Direct TV Plus dvr receiver and the way they hooked it up I can play a dvd and get great sound from my sound system but cannot record a dvd (all I get is snow when I try to record) I thought I had the hookup correct. I followed the directions for hooking up a vcr and have the dvd recorder set to channel 3 which is the same channel as the dtv receiver. But still only snow. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong. The dvd player part is hooked via component video, the direct tv receiver is hooked via s video. I have spent hours hooking and unhooking but to no avail.