Can I connect a DVD Recorder to a Roku TV or a Samsung Smart TV ?

I have a Phillips DVD recorder I don’t want to spend the money on a DVR. I am looking into buying a Smart TV or a Roku TV and want to connect my DVD Recorder to the TV.

4 Answers

  • Mark
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    From the TV? No. There are not usually and video outputs from the TV.

    From the Roku? Possible. If the roku has outputs that correspond to the inputs on the recorder. And yes, some content may be blocked from recording. I've successfully used a recorder off of satellite and cable. Never tried to connect a Roku or other streaming stick.

    Also, the quality is not HD.

  • 1 month ago

    DVD recorders are great... 

    as long as you accept the fact that a lot of programs 

    are "flagged" so they can't be successfully recorded. 

    I can't count the number of times I thought I was recording something 

    but later found out that I got only part of it or ended up with a wasted disc. 

    Not only that, but most DVD recorders don't work with data (computer) blanks --- 

    you had better be SURE you are getting a type specifically labelled 

    "For video recording" or "For use in video recorders", 

    along with "1X" or "1X - 16X" or the like.  

    The blanks I've had the best results with are "printable", 

    with a coat of opaque paint on the label side. 

    These are not always easy to find.  

    For details on connecting the unit, 

    refer to its Owner's Manual and that of your TV. 

    Owner's manuals for almost everything can be read online, 

    so you don't have to first buy an item to get a copy. 

  • 1 month ago

    I’m not sure it’s possible unless you have the HDMI

  • 1 month ago

    Look into Android TV boxes that have DVR capability. Usually under $200

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