Hello and sorry you're having problems. It does not matter which port you connect the Magnavox HDMI cable to on the Pioneer receiver so long as you use the Pioneer remote to select the correct source (BD In if connected to BD Input, DVR if connected to the DVR Input, etc.). You also need the Pioneer connected to the projector (not just a screen, unless you mean a projection TV?) using an HDMI cable and then HDMI selected on the TV/Projector Input/Source selection. Let me know if you're running into further problems and we can proceed.
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Hello, You can't record using the HDMI connections- the only way to record is to have the cable box connected to the recorder using RCA red,white and yellow cables.
You can leave the HDMI connections for viewing, but ALSO need those RWY cables from the cable box to the recorder's "INPUT" jacks- this has nothing to do with the Home Theater receiver or the projector- they are independent connections.
Okay no problem.
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The receiver has no bearing on recording. The cables I described above are how you get the signal into the recorder. Turn the cable box on, make sure there are RWY cables from Cable Box OUT to the Recorder IN, play a program on the cable box. Hit record on the recorder with a VHS in the recorder. Then when you're done recording, select the DVD/BDR source on the Pioneer. Hit PLAY on the VHS. Let me know what happens.
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Please tell me whom your cable provider is, and also what is the make and model of the cable box? The reason I ask is that some providers block the recording feature from their boxes- for instance Charter in my area does for a fact.
It's likely that using HDMI out on the cable box is actually bypassing the RCA outputs on the cable box. Try unplugging the HDMI cable altogether and then use the RWY connections from the cable box to the recorder (this is the protocol for recording). The HDMI is not what is being used for recording, the RWY jacks are what are used for recording. You can omit the HDMI connections altogether as they are not used in any way for recording (HDMI is High Def Copyright protected).
Yes you would- you'd have the HDMI feed from the recorder which is then displaying what you're recording. This method above is the only way it is going to work- recording is not possible with HD connections, so beyond that, you're at an impasse. I will opt out and open the question up to other experts at this stage.